Here is what you don't see in this photo. Adam's feelings about walking away from his wife who had just collapsed against a rock because of the pain. I am not in the photo, leaning against a rock, evaluating my body to determine where the pain is coming from, and if I can walk the twenty or so steps to the edge. My feelings aren't in this photo, my feelings of frustration, of awe, of gratitude, the fear and so many other feelings and thoughts. The feelings ultimately pass and I am able to settle into the beauty of the surroundings.
I didn't make it to the edge of the rock that day, I did get to take in a different view. I am getting to learn that there is nothing wrong with my view, because even if Adam and I were standing in the exact same place we wouldn't see the same view. I got a chance to breath in the canyon air, talk with Adam about what carved the canyon, rivers or glaciers, and just marvel at the beauty that surrounded us.