It was a bleak land, now that I was out of the mountains and on the southern plains.
I didn’t see signs of other people or domestic animals. So I ate out of my packs, gathered snow to spare my water for when I might need it later, and enjoyed a peaceful day. It was just me, Flecha and the whole majesty of the desert.
And then toward evening, I came upon the most amazing place.
I don’t know what to make of it. It’s like a city or a monument, but it appears to be a natural part of the land.
There was no one around, although there were signs that this may have once been a park of some sort. Would the people of an earlier generation come all the way out here, when they had magic for the asking inside their electric homes?
I wandered around, staring in wonderment at it all, and a deep peace came over me.
I’m camping here for the night, in the shadow of this absurdity. It's clear that God has a sense of humor, so maybe the strange shape of my own life is by design, too. Maybe it's not intended to torment me, but to make me think and wonder, to sometimes take my breath away, and other times make me smile.
What an amazing world this is!
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