it’s hard to believe a month is over.
i have been humbled over and over this past month-
by the patients who have shared their stories with me,
by the doctors who creatively navigate limited resources and complex social situations,
and by this amazing place where every step forward takes you to somewhere more beautiful.
so now 28 days and 1,236 pictures later, i give you my favorite images of alaska.
sitka really is a great little town, rain and all:
sitka’s trails are gorgeous:
mendenhall glacier and its ice caves were absolutely amazing:
i loved watching the sun set in juneau:
tracy arm fjord and the sawyer glacier was like nothing i’ve ever seen:
on the ride back to juneau from tracy arm fjord, the water was like glass:
the sun tried to break through the rain on the flight to hoonah; the sun set above the rain clouds during the flight back:
hoonah was an untouched kind of beautiful:
kayaking was still one of my favorite days:
even though it rained a lot, the rain meant a lot of rainbows and a deep happiness on the days when sun melted away the clouds:
i’ll end with the prayer of gratitude that i’ve exhaled a million times this month:
“blessed are you, o lord, who has kept us alive and sustained us, who has brought us whole to this moment.”