Ranger Kathryn's Arches

March 2, 2010

Who am I? Why am I here?

Filed under: 1 — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 10:53 pm
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My name plate hanging at the Interpretation doorway

Instructed to make name plates for ourselves, and given a plethora of interesting raw materials to use, each of us seasonal people came up with something completely different. Each one clearly represented its maker, and personalities were evident from the get-go. As I compared mine with my coworkers’ final products, I shook my head. Mine was about as global/random/abstract as one could get. It shows my love of words, all of which revolve around the theme of discovery and exploration and adventure. It speaks to me of my Wild Woman inner self. It displays the great joy I feel at being here and being part of the national park system. It reveals my awe at my journey and at my surroundings. It admits to my being able to color outside the lines, not being confined by the area of the original plate given to me. It is sparkly and whimsical. It is me.


  1. And this is where you belong! 🙂

    Comment by Chris — March 3, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  2. It IS you!!! By jove, it IS. Completely. Well done…. and keep the missives coming, they’re chicken soup for the nature-starved soul.

    Comment by Becky — March 4, 2010 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  3. Yes it is you! Miss u…Call me!

    Comment by Kathy — March 4, 2010 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  4. Sparkly and whimsical. Would these adjectives make good resume bullets? Nice to see cool, creative stuff like this going on in our govt.

    Comment by midsummerman — March 4, 2010 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  5. yes, you expressed yourself well. Even the big heart above it all. This stuff sells……on your spare time Kathryn???? You do have an eye for art and aren’t afraid to “jouney” here as well.

    Comment by Snow — March 6, 2010 @ 8:41 am | Reply

    • Coming from my artist girlfriend, that is a compliment I accept. Thank you, Snow.

      Comment by kath56ryn — March 6, 2010 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  6. So, you haven’t changed since ninth grade when you did all the science experiments your own way instead of following your teacher’s instructions. 🙂 Okay, just kidding, Kothy Calestock. I am overjoyed to see your smiling face again, and I’m especially excited to see how very happy you look. We have a daughter in Salt Lake City, so maybe we shall have to check out what it is out there that makes you smile so much. In the meantime, we are looking forward to a visit this summer from another Colestock person. Bless, Bless! Gister Me

    Comment by Allen Gislason — March 11, 2010 @ 11:09 am | Reply

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