I stood in the glittering sunshine, having my bare feet covered with sand. There was nothing on the horizon but endless dunes. In this moment when I was alone I realized how small a human may seem in scale of planet Earth. Moreover, I really came to the simple understanding of how small Earth may seem within outer space. I was in the Sahara Desert. The most fabulous dream of my life came true, but I did not know what to do with that moment…
The decision to go to the Sahara was completely spontaneous. My friend told me that in couple of days he’d been going to have a trip to Africa and unexpectedly there’d been a free place for me on his plane. As I always wanted to visit Africa and to see what “the ocean of sand” looks like, I agreed instantly.
I had a really short time to make all the preparations, so I just went to a tourist equipment shop, where I bought some cool stuff like clothing of a real archaeologist from those old photos you can see in museums, flask and a really stylish hat. So, I was ready in just three hours. Needless to say, I was both nervous and excited. I couldn’t wait to move!
So, the journey began! We were flying really long and I was mostly asleep, but when I woke up, I saw it. The great Sahara Desert was an enormous land of beige. I had never been as excited as I was that moment.
Just the moment when we landed, my friend and his crew decided to go look at the pyramids, but my plans, as you know, were different. I apologized to the guys and left them. What I did next is I took the camel rental and started a long trip to the Sahara Desert.
So, this is where I started my story. I stood in the sun, having my bare feet covered with sand… What is really interesting is that, being so amused and happy, I felt rather miserable. I was alone. Nobody except my camel was around me in dozens of miles. It was a land of void where no life is meant to be. And that moment I comprehended how tiny we are and how brief our lives are, comparing to this giant cluster of nothingness, which had been before us, and will be after us…
It’s really interesting and even strange that, when I came back home and started writing this short story, I almost forgot that feeling of being alone. Maybe that’s because I was finally sitting on my comfortable chair at my sweet home… and maybe that’s because telling somebody, even on paper, about your sorrow makes you feel stronger and better; makes you feel, that you’re not alone at all.
I stood in the glittering sunshine, having my bare feet covered with sand. There was nothing on the horizon but endless dunes. In this moment when I was alone I realized how small a human may seem in scale of planet Earth. Moreover, I really came to the simple understanding of how small Earth may seem within outer space. I was in the Sahara Desert.