It’s twilight and the moon reflects on the river. Massive canyon walls surround us and echo the more than 10,000 cubic feet of water moving past us each second. I sit up on my Paco Pad, brush sand away and look across the 20 students still asleep in a cluster on the beach.
While the scenery of the Grand Canyon from a raft is inspiring on its own, Bobby found a more profound view this summer. It was a better view of himself and of his future.
How would you feel if you saw stars for the first time? Yes, the very first time. For Kelly, the feelings and emotions evoked by gazing up at something we all take for granted is still, six years later, hard to put into words.