Friday, April 22, 2011
Even though I'm back now, in Santa Barbara, I still feel the echoes of Joshua Tree, the sense of its great quiet, and its space.
I think about the rocks, how their patterns and textures were infinitely surprising; and that so much of what I saw had the quality of abstract art. The proportions of the rocks too -- some of them 500 feet tall -- inspired awe. I recall walking through the park, drinking in the majesty of everything around me and thinking, "This is an exhibit of the world's greatest artist."
And so, I share with you one of the park's most stunning sights: the statuesque stone above. It stands 8 feet tall. I viewed the stone from near and far; it appeared different from every angle, but always magnificent, and always conveying the sense of having a living presence.