The Giza Plateau is where the Pyramids and Sphinx rest. The Sphinx was carved from a single slab of bedrock, and represents the earliest piece of ancient Egyptian sculpture. Archaeologists agree that the Sphinx was carved during Khafre’s reign ( 2558-2532 B.C ), representing the king. The lion being an archetype of royalty, and the king’s head framed by a nemes ( the headdress worn by pharaohs), symbolizing power. This mysterious creature with a lion’s body and human face, stands majestically in front of the pyramids as protection. The Pyramid of Khufu rises from the desert, surviving history. As you walk in the presence of the spirits of the past, every corner reminds you of Egypt’s rich past, a shadow of greatness. A bitter sweet reality, buried in the sand.
The ancients called the desert the place of divine revelation.
“We all begin as a bundle of bones lost somewhere in a desert, a dismantled skeleton that lies under the sand. It is our work to recover the parts. It is a painstaking process best done when the shadows are just right, for it takes much looking.”By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The final goal of love is to become bare as a desert.
I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul.