Desert Life

Kathleen Norris writes beautifully about life on the Great Plains in her book, Dakota. I tucked that book in my carry-on bag and brought it with me to the desert. I’m here at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico as part of a 13-day pilgrimage to the Desert Southwest. “Be in the desert, and let the desert bloom.” (pg. 22) The landscape here is strikingly different from my lush, green North Carolina home. In this harsh terrain, I’m discovering the …