Monday, November 12, 2018

Show Me A Sign

November 12, 2018
   Went home for lunch and answered the question, "If you were riding across Monument Valley in a dust storm, what would you see?"

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Monument Rider."

Show me a sign

    In other scratchboard news, there's a prominent rock formation near Union Pass in Mohave County that I have long been fascinated with. 

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Finger Rock."

   I believe the Mojave In-dins consider it a sacred outcropping. Here are a couple more views of it, which Kathy captured on a rainy Sunday morning, right out the car window, on our trip back from Death Valley last month.

Finger Rock From Afar

Finger Rock Up Close

   Granted, it could be a falcon or, for that matter, a bald-headed monk kneeling to pray, but growing up in Kingman, when we were coming home from the lake, all of us kids giggled every time we saw it because, to us, it clearly seemed to be, Mother Nature, flipping us all off.

"Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have a need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race."
—Stanley Kunitz

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