Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A Prickly Perch
I would not advise standing on a cactus, especially a saguaro. Even if none of the spines managed to stick through your shoes, they have a tendency to work their way through the sole or leather or whatever eventually. I speak from experience. It is interesting to talk a walk in the desert with someone who did not grow up with cactus and the desert. They seem to pick up a lot more than those with experience. It is kind-of a reverse physical and direct spiritual experience. The less you know about the desert, the more cactus you tend to pick up. The more you know about the desert, the more beauty and enjoyment you get from walking.