It’s the reverse of a rearview mirror—
objects are farther than they appear.
When the air is clear, you can touch
that rimrock on the horizon—yet
start walking, and you’re no closer,
as though you’re treading water….
excerpt from “Desert Survival: On Distance,” by Cynthia Anderson
Cynthia Anderson of Yucca Valley CA is one of the featured writers in the first issue of the journal Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, due out this August. To learn more about Deep Wild or to order a copy, visit deepwildjournal.com
(photo by Bill Dahl)