Nothing to Take (Across I)

Let’s enter here:

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The space we are entering is the Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail in the Mojave National Preserve. As a loop trail, it suggests that we are surrounding something by walking this trail. The opposite is the case, the landscape of narrow canyons seems to surround us.

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The walls of this enclosure contains molds — for whom?

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We need to be here early in the morning to experience the near total silence. This silence is paradoxical, too: It is not the absence of sound that asks to be filled with sound, it is the sort of silence that invites us to be quiet, too.

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The holes and cracks are signs of what we need most, protection and growth.

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The Mojave is the driest desert in North America. There is nothing here for us to take but beauty. 

It’s time to leave, for now:

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