I've been in Moab for a week now. It's taken some getting used to the rock here (sandy, much?). But, boy it's lovely. After spending Thanksgiving in Denver with my friend, Amanda, we decided to wander over to Moab to boulder, and climb some desert cracks. It's been really fun, but after 7 straight days of climbing, I'm literally exhausted. Yesterday, I made a new friend, and we wandered into Longs Canyon and climbed some cool routes. But, after he dropped me back off at my car, I couldn't find my phone. I searched and searched, drove back up Long's canyon (the most horrific dirt road my van has been on.. and it survived!) didn't find it, and as I was driving back to town, fully expecting it to be lost forever, I spot something white in the middle of the road. Then, I spotted all these broken pieces nearby. My phone got run over... probably by me as I had followed my friend back to town. Such is life!
Good times though, I was surprised how at peace I was, upon discovering the loss. So silly, how connected we feel with this little rectangle of metal. Last night, as I made dinner, instead of browsing my phone, checking insta-face-gram, seeing how many likes I'd received... I read a book, wrote a letter, did some yoga, and reflected on the day.
After I found the phone in the middle of Potash road, in the darkness, surrounded by a glorious star-lit sky, I wandered over to the market dumpster (which I've been frequenting all week), found tons of bananas, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Then, as I was walking back to the van, in the dark, an old creepy-looking man carrying a box startled me, and then, to my surprise offered me a bunch of bagged chips ahoy cookies, and went about his evening. Then, I went to the market (for the first time in 2 weeks), bought some bacon and eggs. One egg was cracked, and the cashier sold me these 5$ organic, free range eggs, for 1$. And, to top it all off, I'd made a new friend who was supportive and fun, and offered me a warm shower, and a place to cook dinner. . I couldn't be happier with how the day turned out :)