So fellow travelers, next stop on this summer’s big trip : Joshua Tree National Park
by day it is a fantastical place of mysterious rock formations
and Seuss-like vistas
but it was the discovery of a little observatory located just down the road from the JTNP Oasis Visitor Center which provided the experience of a lifetime when I drove there after dark to see the stars
and after weeks of wrestling with futile attempts at capturing the moment I’ve concluded there are experiences so vast and expansive, words fail to contain them. I have no choice but to surrender just as I did that moment I stepped out of my car, into complete darkness and looked up at a night sky so full of Light and Mystery everything I thought I knew exploded into a new universe which asked nothing but a total willingness to surrender to joy and wonder beyond mortal comprehension.
This sunset taken at the observatory is the only image I have of that night beyond the one now embedded in my memories.
Walk gently on the path my friends and may adventure find you ready.