Life is complicated. Tax returns, the InterWeb, the expectation of immediacy, and the ever-encroaching pace of modernity into the space of what little free time we still have to ourselves. At these times, I long to be back in the desert. Here, life is simple. Survive, and revel in the sheer magnitude of a vast, silent creation that is Wilderness.
Photo: Sand dune in the southern Sahara Desert near Tizirzak, in Northern Niger, not far from the Algerian border.