Even though it is hot hot hotter than hell out here right now,
And my skin is as crispy redbrown as this slickrock,
Oooo the desert,
She calls to me.
I thought about quoting just about all of Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire” to kick this off,
But I’ll save it for another day.
Wouldn’t want to mislead you into thinking that my posting this photo
Is about anything other than a childlishly selfish desire
To go play in my big, red, dusty backyard.
Because let’s be honest,
The root of all of this -
The teaching, the coaching, the yoga, the running, the hiking, the swimming, the fruit, the music, the move to Utah,
It’s all about one thing:
I’m here to dive in and get dirty, my friends.
In this one precious life,
I’m here to play.
Sure, I often take the game very seriously,
Because I’m a sweet little human meaning-making machine,
But at the end of the day,
It’s all play.
Lila, baby, the divine play of the universe.
:📸: @robin.a.glover (thanks, ma!!)
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