Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live long ago? I was thinking about that as I sat and waited for my laptop to turn on, it just couldn’t seem to go fast enough. Then I thought about it as I was waiting for my dang oven to preheat, why can’t it just be instant? These days we are so “I want it now.”
Sometimes we need to remember how things USED to be, even if you don’t look back that far, to dial-up modems and landline telephones.
If you look even further back, like 1,000 years it makes you really appreciate what we have now. There is one spot in the Canyon that always makes me remember and appreciate modern conveniences. Nankoweap Granaries is a place where the Anasazi or Ancestral Puebloans stored their grain after the harvest. You can see the granaries high up in the wall while on a Grand Canyon raft trip. The Granaries are dug out from the Red Wall Limestone, way above where the grain was harvested. So as they harvested they would have had to hike their grain about 40 minutes straight up to store it. Yikes, that sounds painful. Where is the elevator?
What I am trying to say is that we all need to take a minute to remember all that we have and where we have come from. A Grand Canyon rafting tour is a great place to step out of the everyday buzz and recognize how great the simple pleasures are.