Wednesday, December 30, 2009

PDP #153: The Burning, Freezing Desert

Depending on the time of day, deserts flip one of two ways - it's either way too hot to survive comfortably, or way too cold. In that respect, I think this fits as my last posted photograph of 2009 and of this decade. In retrospect, having gone through this decade almost feels like having trudged through a desert, battered by burning winds. We live in a world that has greatly changed from the one we knew on December 30, 1999. Maybe it's because, much like the Star Wars prequels, the 21st century could not possibly have lived up to its hype.

But we've made it this far, and if we find an oasis before 2019, maybe we'll find out we're on our way out of the sands after all.

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