My time is coming to an end in the desert. I have ridden its hills and valleys and have always stopped at the top, standing tall and triumphant. What an accomplishment for this prairie girl! But I do remember that I once was a mountain girl. My village in China was named Mountain Top.
I am grateful for the blessings of the desert – the peace and stillness, the moon and stars, the magnificent sunsets, the sunshine and the warmth. I will go home feeling rested, restored and comforted by nature’s arms.
I will remember my time in the desert, the place where I slowly learn to let go of all except for the present moment. How difficult and easy it is at the same time…to stay here in this moment, however it is. But I have learned to climb the mountains of elation and to face the canyons of my mind. And I am still here, breathing and whole in the desert.