I wrote this after my trip to Prescott, Arizona in March 2002. I had been asked by Kelly Miller-Lopez of the musical group Woodland to dance at the first Faerieworlds Festival. I don’t know if there is any archive footage of the performance, but I will always remember every detail in my heart. I can see Thumb Butte where I finished my choreography the day of the performance. I can hear the laughter of the children of all ages. I can feel the smooth stage under my bare feet. I can taste the salt as I perspired in the heat of the day & stage lights at night, trying hard to convey Grace. I smell the damp earth when I returned to Thumb Butte, to give thanks for the Dance. Another journey, another time, all part of the path.