Sahan is a Somali word in that means the smell that rain makes when it falls on land that has been hot and dry for a long time. It can also mean survey – like in Sahantag, when nomads walk many miles to locate grazing land where fresh rain had fallen. My friend the archaeologist Sada Mire uses Sahan also to describe her process in the field. This is a work in progress about mining images of myself considering what my own image means to myself. It is part of learning to acknowledge who and what I am since I began to understand that it is difficult to articulate my own experiences of being present.