You can be going from here to there, just doing the things that you need to do, and you don’t even notice that the sky is changing and the colors are intensifying and the desert floor is beginning to glow. You’re just going about your business. And then you happen to stop and look up and you realize, wait … look at that. Just LOOK at that. The sky is all dark, the hills all glow-y, and the crusty playa surface all contrasty and textural.
And then you remember, yeah, it’s not really the very worst place you could be.