In the Desert

In the desert the most urgent thing is--

to wait. 

The desert does not take kindly 

to those who tackle it at breakneck speed, 

subjecting it to their plans and deadlines. 


the desert welcomes those who shed their sandals of speed

and walk slowly in their bare feet, 

letting them be caressed and burnt by the sand. 

If you have no ambition to conquer the desert, 

if you do not think you are in charge, 

if you can calmly wait for things to be done, 

then the desert will not consider you an intruder 

and will reveal its secrets to you.

Source: Alessandro Pronzato ~ Meditations on the Sand

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