Sometimes there is a clear path we march along, our heads held high, our goal in sight. But more often we are led down the abstract way where the twists and turns are so jagged that we can't see our way forward. We keep moving along because we have no choice…that is what life asks of us.

As we take each step our journey is fueled by the hope that the answers we seek are up ahead…just around the bend of the abstract way.

Chapter 39-Farewell to Santa Fe

On the drive to the airport in Albuquerque I quietly watch the New Mexico landscape through my window. I am powerfully drawn to the blanket of purple hills nestled up to the cloud-strewn sky. I want to get out of the car and run through the fields until either my legs give out or I take flight, but I remain silent as we speed along. I can see that Edward is immersed in his thoughts too as he leads us away from our magic place.
The license plate on the car in front of us says New Mexico-Land of Enchantment and I realize that nothing could be more true.