you don a guise, a shield from wind and sun,
and march across the sand toward the dawn
through valleys and over peaks, with no end in sight.
the journey is lonely, and your heart grows cold
until two cloaked figures happen by,
jumping and gliding to a somber song
the music’s beauty is incomprehensible –
sung with an unknown tongue
but still, you travel with newfound friends,
two strangers in a strange and endless land,
counting the beads of sand that slip away,
while pondering the meaning of this quest.
even after the travellers depart
you carry on, up to the mountain’s peak,
and from the top, you see the world anew,
the desert small, the music all around.
and finally, you understand their song,
the symphony of the journey: life, and love