You stand in the middle of a desert – no, not a desert. It strikes the eye as one, at first. No, what you took for a desert is less than that, it’s emptiness, blank sky over blank land. Is this some kind of metaphor? Are you expected to create your own reality, from the nothingness of this waste? That’s certainly a popular bit of symbolism, but does it really reflect anything meaningful? Because, new-age philosophy aside, your thoughts create nothing but thoughts, and this world is still empty. Nothing’s actually happened. So why the "blank-page" universe? Sloppy writing?