In the desert, water is unedited, perfect.
Those are words I wish I had written. I didn’t, but Craig Childs did in his beautiful book, The Secret Knowledge of Water. I am nearly delirious with happiness to find his words. They could not be closer to my heart.
In a part of the world inundated by water politics, I chose to look elsewhere than the dams and compromised rivers and skeletal canals leading to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. It was desert water I was looking for, the water that is actually out there, that has been there for thousands of years.