POTD: Getting Oriented

POTD: Getting OrientedGetting Oriented Hubbell Trading Post, Arizona 2013

The first evening of my stay at Hubbell Trading Post, I got to thinking about the hogan I was staying, in particular how authentic it was or was not in various aspects. I knew the doors of hogans traditionally face east, where the gods assemble at dawn. But my sense of direction made me think my hogan did not do that. The next morning just after sunrise, I noticed a patch of sunshine on the wall opposite the door. Looking at the door, sure enough there was the sun streaming in through the window, resolving both the authenticity issue as well as recalibrating my sense of direction and providing the first of many photos I took that day.]]>