I never dreamt I would fall in love with the desert.
I am a mountains and oceans girl.
Rivers. Lakes. Waves.
Water, always water, thirst never quenched.
How could a pile of rocks and a cactus ever compare?
But what I didn’t know then, and what I do know now, is that finding beauty in the rubble, in the hard, sharp edges, and seven shades of tan, finding true real heart expanding beauty in the desert, that is when you know it’s real.
You were with me there. Even when I didn’t know it.