Born In a Beam of Light

Rochelle Goldberg

What happens to the symbols in the desert? Do they wither and disintegrate, eventually, into dust; or else harden and petrify into perfectly proportioned rock? ... Scant water and strong wind parse sediment assiduously, inflict ruin at a granular level, tirelessly inscribe the earth's surface anew. Yet nowhere are these effects now undisturbed by "culture": geopolitical strategy, infrastructure, extraction, waste.
Kari Rittenbach