We were driving home from New Mexico, and I was overwhelmed by the landscape. I think it has something to do with being removed from the wide-open horizon and big skies. I was taken with the never-ending big-ness of it all as a young girl, but even more as an adult, since I don't see it on a daily basis. It has a profound effect on me. It puts everything in perspective, in a hurry. I think there's nowhere to hide: thoughts, things, anxieties, weaknesses. It's all just laid bare. I think it takes a lot of courage to live like this.