"Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night" first appeared in Worlds of Fantasy and Horror #2, Fall 1994. Copyright (c) 1994 by Charles de Lint.
If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
-Jean Cooke, in an interview in The Artist's and Illustrator's Magazine, April 1993
All I ask of you
Is that you remember me
As loving you
-traditional Sufi song
Each of us owes God a death.
-attributed to Humphrey Osmond