It was so beautiful on Saturday that I put aside errands and hiked into the desert. I was in solitude most of the time--which is my favorite way to be in the desert (my best thinking time). I didn't solve the Middle East conflict or anything, but I did think about my family and my church calling and the color of couch I want to have someday and some stuff I've been reading about in the scriptures and how much I love the west.
And then I took this self-portrait which shows the defined thinking lines between my eyes.
Or maybe I'm just squinting.
Either way, I left the desert with great thoughts. And I have a feeling that little Saturday jaunt is going to carry me through this Monday.
Here's to a great (or at least bearable) beginning of the week!