Joshua Tree

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Unusual plants grow in this park; they are called Joshua Trees.  This National Park is in a desert land, sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain.  Whenever I visit this place, which is only 2-3 hours’ drive from Los Angeles, I think of the depth these desert trees’ roots must go into the ground to draw out some water.  And how the silence between the rocks and the sky deepens my own roots into the wellspring of life.  Joshua tree forests tell a story of survival, resilience, and beauty borne through perseverance.