there's something that calls me when i am in the desert. my favorite desert is the sahara out in merzouga, morocco. i was able to spend some time in the liwa desert, a two hour ride from abu dhabi but it wasn't the same.
but sunrises and sunsets in deserts are. something in me shifts and i cease being irem or a friend or a person with an identity, it is liberating in a very quiet way. the chit chat in my head just brakes.