The Edge of the Earth and Silence- Sahara Desert

June 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sahara Desert, Morocco

If you’ve ever sat in a sauna for any length of time fully clothed, then you’ve experienced the Sahara.

 

It’s hot.... baking hot, and dry....oppressively dry. Last year, my cousin Maggie and I got the opportunity to go on a trip to Morocco. We spent one night in a tented camp in the Sahara. 

 

This little jaunt into the desert was like a test run for me. I thought, I’ll try it out and then come back, I a mean how fun would it be to go on a trek through the desert on a camel for a week? Sounds awesome, right?

 

One thing I already knew about myself...I do not like heat! One thing I learned about myself...one day in the Sahara is plenty. It is endlessly desolate and hopelessly hot. 

 

Yet among the isolation, I found something; Silence. What a beautiful and wonderful thing. I love feeling like I’m at the edge of the earth. A place where no one can call me, or email me or find me. It’s an incredibly freeing feeling to look out over the endless sea of sand and stand idle at the hands of creation. Sometimes we forget how small we really are. Nature has a way of reminding us. So here’s to those adventures that humble us and where we find Silence. May we always seek for it and find it.

 

Happy Travels!

Shelley

 

PS. Thanks to my wonderful adventure side-kick, and travel-partner-in-training, Maggie, who made the trip so much fun!

 

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