Canyon de Chelly, within the Navajo Nation in Arizona, is one of the small number of national parks or national landmarks that recognize the cultural or historical contributions of Native Americans in the U.S.
There are thousands of national landmarks in the United States, but less than 3 percent of them are dedicated to members of minority groups, such as Native Americans, African-Americans and women. An effort is underway by the Obama administration to broaden that historical reach, and include more locations important to Americans from diverse backgrounds.
(Photo: Canyon de Chelly in 1904 by Edward S. Curtis, Wikipedia)
The crisp clean ice gleams
icy teardrops start to thaw
A stream it starts to flow
Mise = (My Irish Dictionary word for “Me”)
A heart was meant to beat. And air was meant to be breathed, close to your ear. And your skin was meant to remember what mine felt like. And some songs were meant to play on repeat. And the sun was meant to come down. And we were meant to ignore it when it woke up. And days were meant to pass. And nights were meant to follow. And your eyes were meant to cry out whatever pain was left.
And I never meant to hurt you.
But I guess that’s what everyone says.