Image: Trilogy of the Desert, Salvador Dali, 1946.
Dali painted The Trilogy of the Desert shortly after moving to the United States in 1946. The desert was new to me, as an immigrant in America, from Northern Ireland to the Vegas desert. Snakes, also new, since St. Patrick chased them out. And also legs, since I was just turning 12 with new hormones, and also becoming a runner. I am no longer a runner of the desert. It was a good place to be, temporarily.