Mom… MOM! DAD???
WHAT?!!?? The urgency in the voice would have made us jump clear across the Canyon to the North Rim if our feet were not stuck in the molten goop of melting Village parking lot A asphalt.
Do you … do you think it’s going to be… if Grand Canyon is going to be…. UNDERWHELMING?
The question reveals that the same fiery demons of doubt tormenting me, now torture my child as well.
Except, it’s ten thousand times worse to see it in your child.
We’ve already been through waaaaay too much. The burden of the journey weighs heavily on our shoulders. We feel stretched and pushed beyond the limits of human endurance. Even though we are so close - true, we can't quite see it with our own eyes yet but we can feel it there, almost at our fingertips - the big question still remains.
Will it be worth it? Will we consider it worth all the trouble of getting here?
Now, I can say one thing for certain - we did NOT come all the way here to be underwhelmed. We haven’t gone through so much, exposed ourselves to so much misery, so much stress, so much pain, only to find the canyon, in the word of our teenagers, MEH.
Soooo, how was Grand Canyon?
After everything we’ve been through, a mere MEH, just wasn’t going to be good enough.