I am often fascinated by the process of reflecting on and writing about my Nevada desert experiences. My husband and I have shared some remarkable times in the Nevada desert, most unforgettable, many adored. Then again, memory is pliable. It can be prodded and prompted. It can be drawn across a framework of facts: tugged, fitted and pinned. Or stretched so thinly that reality tears, leaving a scant remnant of actual events, compelling us to weave a past from imagination and longing or–if we are content to linger in memory and contemplation–mysteries of God.
31 thoughts on “Where a Desert Road Leads…”
And the same to you Vivian. Take care. 🙂
Thank you Chillbrook. You too:) You have been a particular source of delight for me this year. Your work is beautiful and inspiring and I’ve enjoyed our interactions. Warm regards, Vivian
very cool. you have a great life style. hope to do same some day. gary
Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write me. It’s nice to meet you. Vivian
Happy and Blessed trails to you!!!
Thank you so much and to you too Roberta:)
I’ve enjoyed everything you’ve posted and I hope to read more of your work in the future.
Thank you so much Moriah. I also enjoy your posts, especially your poetry–I’m a fussy reader and you never let me down. Take good care:) Vivian
Thank you so much for what you have offered us. And I wish you all the best on your journey.
Thank you, Donna, It’s been an absolute pleasure. Glad we found one another:) Take good care, Vivian
Wonderful quote – so very true…
And now that I have just found you, it appears that our journeys are taking different roads. My favourite quote for the journey ahead is by Robert Louis Stevenson: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” I wish you all the very best…
Thank you for leaving me such a lovely note and including your favorite quote for a pending sojourn! Perhaps we’ll have a chance to become acquainted next year:) All the best, Vivan
Let’s do that…we will be a year wiser by that time!!!
This photo makes you think and I bet everyone who looks at it has a different thought. Very interesting. bill
Thank you so much for your comment. I took this photo one day in July when there were several wildfires burning nearby; hence that hazy ambiguity at the horizon.
I’m leaving for the desert tomorrow and won’t be blogging for a while. Nice to meet you. Hope we can reconnect next year. Warm regards, Vivian
All the very best to you, Vivian. Towards reconnection and collated memories ………
My warmest regards to you. I’ve enjoyed your blog enormously. Your photos are gorgeous. I look forward to catching up next year. Viv
Blessings of peace from my heart to yours, until our paths cross again. God bless.
Lizzie, Your companionship this year has been a great pleasure. And I so look forward to seeing more exciting progress in your photos when I visit next year. With gratitude and blessings, Vivian
I wish you a good time and always good remembers about your time spend on trails and travelling. Thank you for sharing this with us. Good bless .
You are so kind to write to me. I’m sorry for the long delay in responding. I have just returned from the Nevada desert and many beatiful experiences there, some of which I will share on my blog next year. With warm regards and many thanks for your kindness, Vivian
Happy Thanksgiving! You have been in my thoughts and I send you warm blessings each time I think of you. I apologise for coming over here late. I just want to wish you a meaningful time of rest during the holiday season. I too shall be taking a break over the new year. Till then, be well my friend on the journey. I wonder where God will take us next year! Places still to go, friends yet to make. I count you as a blessing. Much love, Sharon
My dear Sharon, Thank you for your kind note and your wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! You are not late, your timing is ever perfect and a note from you always warms my heart. I have just returned from the Nevada desert and am feeing refreshed. Much to my surprise writing the piece about family suicides brought up a number of feelings which threatened to overwhelm me–the desert is always the perfect serum. I know that you understand.
I reflected on many things during my desert travels, including the blessings with which God has graced me this year, among them your friendship. May your holidays be blessed and peaceful and may your heart know the joy that you bring to all of us.
God willing I will return to the desert soon but I will savor some time on your site before I go. With love and deep affection, Vivian
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Your blog is beautiful! I look forward to being a fan! Many blessings, Vivian
Vivian, I’m going to miss your Blogs, as I’m still following along and reliving my memories thru your eyes. Thank you, thank you for those eyes!
Dear Michele, I am so delighted to hear from you. I’m actually planning to continue with the blog–we were going to be taking an extended trip to the desert but it did not work out. I think that we will be taking a short trip in the late winter or spring.
I hope you’ve had a chance to visit your post and see how many people have been touched by your comments. Readers from around the world have enjoyed your story! The last woman who wrote me is living in Ecaudor and before that, Romania.
The story just wouldn’t be the same without your beautiful memories so I am grateful to you for sharing them and making this such a memorable contribution to the blog.
You’ve made my decision easier on my desire to also explore the desert hills, plains, valleys and canyons of Nevada’ I’m retiring in 5 months and then from the back of my KLR 650 I plan on heading south out of Idaho to Las Vegas. Las Vegas will only be my base camp. The Nevada desert will be my home. Maybe we’ll run across each someday. Thanks for increasing my desire that these next four and a half months past quickly.
Hi Ray Sounds like a plan, the Nevada desert is gorgeous. It gets cold in the desert at night even down around Vegas. Are you planning to hitch a trailer to the bike? Glad you enjoyed the site. Happy trails! Vivian
it would be great to bicycle that road with a bunch of water bottles on the bike