“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)
Elle Malaysia December 2014
Have you been to the desert?
I’ve passed through the dessert when my aunt and uncle would pack up four kids in a well stocked minivan over the summer and take us on road trips around the West Coat. We passed through Death Valley (Mojave) Desert and Sonora Desert. I do of course remember the heat but also remember being ridiculously dressed – seriously I wore a turtleneck in Death Valley! I also remember catching my first glimpses of beautiful cactus plants and tumbleweeds. The desert is such a beautiful and barren environment. I not only enjoyed the vast serenity of the desert, but also finding hidden treasures like a lone plant toughing it out.
This editorial reminds me that there are always glimpses of beauty to look forward to in what may seem like a bleak place. I have had a rough patch lately and at times it seemed like nothing bright was on the horizon. But then I had an unexpectedly wonderful time on a regular stroll through the mall after witnessing Christmas character on stilts (too cute!) and seeing some beautifully decorated windows for the holidays. It reminded me to enjoy the moment and remember that there are always lovely sights on the horizon.
Have a lovely week!