AN ENDLESS EXPANSE OF NOTHINGNESS

February 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

"Deserts, accordingly, confront us with a vast horizontal edge, a horizon of emptiness into which we find ourselves absorbed and lost. The desert is intrinsically hostile to the ego, threatening to swallow it up in its endless expanse of nothingness.”

 

-Belden C. Lane

 

From The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality

 

Desert Vista - Cinco, CA - 2009DESERT WINDOWSNormally such a flat, empty horizon would be difficult to find in the Mojave Desert. This view is from an discarded trailer home on an abandoned farm where the earth had been stripped clear for alfalfa production. Things grow slowly in arid climes, so the landscape had yet to be reclaimed by creosote bushes and other drought-resistant flora.

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Osceola Refetoff - Desert Vista (view from abandoned farm worker's trailer) - Cinco, CA - 2009

 

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