Ashes to Dust


Yellowstone National Park, 2005.

Multiple times a day she hears how she is connected—media, social media, texting— electronically to everyone else because this is important.

And yet, it’s when she steps outside, walks along a trail in the park with weather worn stones beneath her feet and the brown thrasher vociferously chattering in the mountain rhododendron that she feels connected to something far greater than the peddlers of electronics can ever fathom. As she revels in this connection, she notices how, despite its vast importance, it is overlooked and underappreciated and undervalued. For certain, it is the one connection that will outlast all others as dust to ashes.

end 6/7/2016

for the daily prompt connected

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