America, Arizona, Immigration, Mexico, Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, Southwest, Travel, Utah
So my girlfriend and I were talking the other night and she’s asking me about my blog. I told her I should write something about our visit to Monument Valley this December, but I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to say about it. I mean, I could say the usual stuff about it, …Blah, blah, …John Wayne, …blah blah Roadrunner cartoons – all very done-before. But I tell Moni I don’t have anything inspiring to put in with our pictures. So, I tell her she should write the post for me. Moni says she can’t write. I know she’s lying. So, I keep telling her she’s going to have to write the post for me, because I’m mean like that. Finally she says something like “you know what I think of Monument Valley?”
…and I’m like “got her!”
“What do you think of Monument Valley?”
She tells me it’s too stupid; she doesn’t want to say it.
We repeat this about 3 times.
Finally, she starts talking. I grab a sheet of paper and start scribbling as fast as I can. These aren’t quite her exact words, but they are pretty close:
To me, it was a good deal to go to those places, because that’s what America was to me when I was living in Mexico City. That’s the picture that I saw when I thought about America. It’s been a very long time, but it was still a very big deal for me. It took me back to when I was a kid and I was just thinking about coming to America.
I think Moni needs to write more of my blog posts.
(Click to embiggen)
Oh, definitely! It’s fun to involve other people in your blog- gives your readers something new, and helps give you new insights as well. And on a personal note, the blog becomes something the two of you have in common, even if you are the main author.
Tom Huelin said:
cindy knoke said:
Gorgeous photos of an amazingly spiritual place~
Dan I think you are right. Great photos too.
I’m not sure what’s better…the stunning photos, or that you have to “click to embiggen!” That word is hilarious and so wrong it took three tries to type it here. Good stuff!
Great team work, stunning photos, thank you!
Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) said:
That’s quite a first impression to have of America and not the usual one I’d assume. I s’pose it’s the way most of America used to be before it was colonised.
Striking images — crisp, clear, evocative. Well done. 🙂
Ali Hossain said:
Really nice pictures of “The Mittens” and other Monumental Valley locations.
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Wind Kisses said:
A favorite place of mine. Great idea. I should have done that with the New Englanders visiting me. They kept saying…you can just see so far.
That was lovely to share.
Thank you Vai.
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