for the past few years, i have become more and more interested in the art of meditation and reflection.
stillness. being alone with my thoughts – no cell phone to bug me, no computer to distract me, no twitter feed to update – myself, without any distractions.
since i first heard of it, i’ve had a bee in my bonnet about someday going to visit the natural bridges natural monument in southeastern utah, the world’s first dark-sky park.
my dream is to pack up camping gear, and go – spending a week or so out under the stars either by myself or with someone who wouldn’t mind long spans of solitude and silence, someone who can just be in that moment: i would bring my journal, my hiking boots, my camera, and my sense of adventure to soak in the vast expanse of the nighttime sky.
ultimately, i think i would like to drive from seattle, wa to the park, but realistically, given the timeline, i will probably end up flying from seattle to albuquerque, nm or salt lake city, ut and renting a car from there.
i’ve made it my personal goal to visit this park by the end of 2014, which should give me time to save up for this magical journey.