We all have our own deserts. They may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free.
― Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This gathering of saguaro and funky gourd-like cacti were part of the landscaping in front of my Gramma’s house in Mesa, AZ. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.