Once upon a time - about five or six million years ago - one of the worlds greatest love stories began. Before the magnitude and magnificence of the Grand Canyon became visible to human eyes, the Colorado River fell in love with the rich red rock. Long before we began to awe at sunsets melting into striking strata - as vistas stretch beyond our line of vision - the river had a vision of what was to come. Meandering along the canyon floor, cutting and carving channels through chromatic crust, she never lost focus of her dream.
Carefully caressing the land she loved, she stretched her entire body across him. The Earth was firm and fixed in his ways; stubborn to her loving touch. She did not falter. She knew the beauty that lay beneath his skin, long before we could see. Persisting with her gentle undulating flow, slowly the Earth softened, and allowed her to undress him. Soil and sediment safe in her embrace, she carried him across the continent. Holding her up, giving her solid ground beneath the myriad of tributaries she extended over his limbs, constellations formed explanations for the exploration their bodies embarked.
Two elements meeting and merging; passionately intertwining. Slowly, but surely - just as she had known all along - The Earth opened up, revealing his warm inside and exquisite layers of vividly coloured rock. Layer upon layer of ancient history held within his body. Venerable in his vulnerability to expose his insides for all the world to see. Each stratum is a different colour, representing different eras in time. Reds, ochres, yellows and buffs - intricate lines seemingly painted onto the walls that he let crumble. For her. Her love. And the soft, soothing strokes that continue to deepen and widen to this day, as the grandiose of their love is put into perspective. For all the world to see... ✦ ✧ ✦
The Unravelling Journey is a memoir spanning seven continents and the expansive journey into inner space.
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