Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

Everywhere we go there are stories large and small written into the land. From stepping over the daily travails of ants, to visiting ancient burial grounds, or hiking through blackened forests where fires ravaged the land. On these walks, you can see the fireweed blossom in the disturbed soil, and the sapling lodgepole pines push up through the ground almost as thick as grass. And there, life's stories go on. But this isn't about all that. This is just a hike with family to see the world's largest alligator juniper, near my father and stepmother's home in Prescott, Arizona. The hike itself is hot and dusty. It is late morning and all the wild animals know enough to be out of the June Arizona sun. Dotting the crest of a…
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