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.
March 2, 2010
Who am I? Why am I here?