This ancient acacia has withstood centuries of withering drought and bone cracking cold.
Its foundational strength and welcoming boughs are like the Berber people themselves.
They too welcome you into the shade of their abiding with no thought of asking for anything in return.
There is great resilience and beauty to be found here amongst the vast furnace of barchan and stone.
The High Atlas beckons and is the gateway to familiar shores.
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