Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A Light in the Desert
I was once riding a bus from Salt Lake City, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona. I was much, much younger then but traveling by myself. I happened to sit next to an older lady. When you are that young, everyone is older. She began to comment on how dreary and uninviting the desert looked. I remember the conversation, because I began to defend the desert as a beautiful and inviting place. I guess I realized for the first time that every place in the world has its beauty. Cactus flowers are one of those superb benefits of living in a desert. They are truly a light in the desert, like the sun coming trough a thick covering of clouds and revealing the brightness in the sky beyond.