A Navajo Love story by Jon Shirota
The recent cover of a Navajo girl on horseback depicts the quiet bucolic life in the reservation. It suggests loneliness and searching of adventure away from the immediate surroundings. And that’s what Andrea Begayee is doing, dreaming of a better life but not abandoning her present life. Yes, the photo tells an intimate story. A story of riding out into the future and hoping the future will unfold limitless opportunities. A wise old Indian teacher once said, “The ladder leads to opportunities. Take it.”
Reading is learning. Learning is an adventure. An adventure is an invitation that opens up a door to a new horizon. Sometimes, It is a shocking revelation. This, then, is such a story.
A young couple meet and they have no intention of getting to know each other. Despite their vast differences in race, religion and beliefs they are helplessly pulled together. Would they have continued their friendly relationship had they known that love does not conquer all, and that the past of one of them will eventually destroy their life?
Andrea Begayee, an attractive part-Navajo girl, is about to venture out to college life. She hasn’t decided what college to attend until she meets Mark Kimball, a Mormon missionary. Who convinces her to attend Brigham Young University.
College life leads to romance, then marriage, despite the vehement objection of Mark’s wealthy parents.
Andrea is shocked that Mark is the heir to a huge estate. Even more shocking is that he had hidden his real reason to become a missionary in the Navajo reservation. Will the revelation destroy their marriage?
The ending tells all!