Hikers walk amongst the unique U-shaped troughs of The Wave rock formation at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page
Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty ImagesThere are no places to hide: safety comes from the distance between the self and any hidden corners. Yet, the corners come closer as each step forwards. Heebie-jeebies occur as each unknown view comes into focus: will the new view be more of the same or will a gyre-carlin be sighted plotting with a werewolf? About my demise? Not, it would be hoped. The emotion of fear turns to relief as the possible danger is passed without effect. My life’s mediocrity may be my life’s superiority in that I am able to pass through events instead of becoming them.