One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing.
Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams..."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit,
and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
A civiliziation which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original,
is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself."
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
"Surely there is no greater gift to man than that
which turns all his aims into parching lips
and all life into a fountain "
"All of us must journey through the desert,
it's necessary for our wandering hearts,
restlessly searching for a new Eden"