Sometimes life verges on the abstract. Symbols become more important than reality and reality takes a backseat to feelings and emotions. The forms of the Canyon are more than reality. The mere outlines of the cliffs and bluffs have become a symbol for the wilderness. It is ironic that a place so inhospitable to humanity, has become one of the most recognized and visited locations in the world. Sometimes we need to step away from the iconic and move to a new perspective. Some would think their visit to the Canyon wasted if they were confronted with the frequent Winter snow storms, but others, like myself, see this as an opportunity to view the Canyon from a different perspective.