A painted sky. Catalina Highway, Tucson, Ariz.
When I was a young, angsty teenager, I was ready to pack my bags and get out of this hillbilly state. I hated Arizona, and I couldn’t wait to leave. Now, things are a little different. While I don’t plan on living in Arizona forever, I know I will always return to it, always call it home. Not simply because I’ve grown up here, but because this place never gets old. Only in Arizona can you drive one hour and see everything from saguaro cactus to pine trees. Only in Arizona can you bask in the sun and play in the snow in the same day. Only in Arizona can you find such diversity of landscape, cuisine, culture and people.
It’s a remarkable place, and it has stolen my heart.
I hope you find something to marvel at this week. Look around, the world is full of wonder.
Smiles and all the best,