“The field of the soul must be watered by the rain with tears of love; otherwise it will become a desert.” – Sorin Cerin


I finally can let out a sigh of relief. We finally arrived at Joshua Tree. Two hours behind schedule but we are here nonetheless. The clouds have started rolling in. The sun slowly but surely started dipping below the horizon. I stood at another rocky platform a few feet below where Megan and Henry were standing. Standing toe to toe, Megan leaned in for a kiss. It was a perfect moment for them. She, comfortably nestled in his arms. But his physical appearance beguiles a gentle demeanor that is a perfect attribute to Megan’s witty but charming persona. These two. They are a perfect balance. And like in the arid desert, BALANCE is key to sustaining life. People seem to think that there is no water in the desert. Quite the opposite, frankly. There is water. But it is only the right amount for its ecosystem to live off and survive. And I know for a fact that the same symmetry is needed for a relationship to survive. The right amount of laughter and joy coalesce with the right amount of tears. It has to co-exist, just to help you grow as a person. Truth is, Love will never be the one to settle down and let you be comfortable. Love will hurt. And it will continually test you. But only to make you stronger. And once you have established and accepted that perfect ratio, then love, just like a visit to Joshua Tree, can be a walk in the park.