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Arches and Ashes

After a full throttle, mostly sleepless night I made it to Arches NP, near Moab, UT, by 8 AM. I'm glad I went to the park early, because the almost-post pandemic wave of travelers is on the road, and I was lucky to be ahead of them.


I had two things I wanted to do at Arches: distribute some of Tracy's ashes (which I suspect is illegal), and do a painting of a subject I've never tried: orange sandstone arches.


I'm guessing those around me suspected I was disturbed: there were sudden fits of tears, and I was unresponsive to all manner of approaches due to *conspicuous* ear buds.


As it turns out, Arches was a special place for us. We'd taken a trip there back in '14, and it was great. In particular, we loved Double-Arch which is a crazy amazing marvel of nature. So, naturally, that became the obvious locale to place some of her cremains discreetly, and to commemorate the occasion with a painting.


It was an emotional moment, but I survived. As for the art, at least I survived it and got something done.




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Jade Hazy
Jade Hazy
Apr 11, 2021

Dad I love this! It's wonderful to be able to go with your on your journey through this website. You are the most sincere and loving person I know. Oh Captain, my captain enjoy your adventure!!

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Bob Hazy
Bob Hazy
Apr 12, 2021
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Thanks Jade!

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Unknown member
Apr 11, 2021

Ok, wait. Clarify two things for me: Did you drive all night? Also, did you paint that today? I love it so much and I totally remember Tracy loving that trip so much. When I get there one day I will look for her among the beauty. Thank you for giving her back to the places she loved.

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Mark Chepelsky
Mark Chepelsky
Apr 10, 2021

Very nice!

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Bob Hazy
Bob Hazy
Apr 10, 2021

Here's the painting;


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