“Doubt is useful for awhile. We must all pass the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” then surely we are also permitted to doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” — Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Stacy Bettison in Joshua Tree National Park, November 23, 2017. Photo credit: Drew Ruiz.