Monday, January 2, 2012

A Canyonlands Christmas

Julie and I spent Christmas on trail with a group of students in the canyons around Moab.  We decorated a tree and and when I explained to the students that we should do a gift exchange one snotted back at me, "yeah, like you are going to drive us to the store to pick something out!"  I looked across the circle where we were all seated on the ground with legs crossed.  A small candle flickered in the middle of us all and only barely lighted our faces.  I sent a blank expression directly at him.  "Oh," he realized, "you want us to make something."

1 comment:

Sonja Sommers-Milbourn said...

A simple look from a wise (young) sage, John, has impact!