This is Delicate Arch. To me, this is sacred ground. To me, the entire Arches National Park and the surrounding land is sacred ground. The first act I took when getting out of the car was to get on all fours and kiss the ground. This place is the papal ring I give the kiss of honor. It’s a place from which I draw energy, the place where I feel most at home in the natural world, the place I return to whenever I am in deep distress. I had made the hike to Delicate Arch on a number of previous visits. This was the first time I was blessed to be in it’s presence with the setting of the sun.