15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Times of Sand
I asked the Berber nomad why he lived in the desert. Why he preferred it. He said:
"There is freedom here."
I still don't understand what freedom he was referring to. Freedom from relationships? Politics? Money? Expectations?
Although still untangible, I certainly feel his freedom in this photo. That freedom almost feels like a forbidden treasure. Something the desert gives silently to only those who seek it. The Elixir of Life.
Freedom from time itself.
© Amritpal Bharth.
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||July 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m.