My first visit to Nooitgedacht, in the Karoo, was in 2002. It was not until later, after many visits with my camera to the valley, that I found inspiration for the form of my book. One day, certain individual rocks caught my attention: the surface of one huge boulder resembled our planet as one might imagine it in its molten state straight from the fire of creation; another was scribbled with lines by a mysterious wayward writer; yet another was host to an incredible pattern of fiery lichen. Clearly the valley was defined by rock, the ancient bones of the earth, and blessed with life-giving, pure waters flowing from the mountains.

Find beauty; be still. W.H. Murray