Aspinall Award to Christine Arbogast
Colorado Water Congress, January 31, 2020
Speaker, Congressman Joe Neguse
She Sets Our Route, Our Journey On!
We do not exist as solitary swimmers on these waters.
Ripples rise up to carry us.
We hear others calling.
More of the ice melts.
Golden-Eyed young ones join us.
Concentric circles expand.
We see ourselves in the mirror of the skies.
Water’s all about our work and play.
How we’re formed and look.
From brow to toe, brain and heart.
Mountain front and plains afoot.
Lakes and streams that swell and shrink.
That fall and spring our Equinox.
From east to west the morning peeps.
She plants her feet in columbine.
She spreads her mantle on the Utes.
The canyon rims, the furrow rows.
She sets our route, our journey on.
Her waves and pools, her “Come Along!”
Greg Hobbs 1/31/2020