I wrote this once for a blog on my website when I was selling spa care products from the Great Salt Lake. This was for a salt scrub called Egypt. The idea was that the Great Salt Lake is like the Fountain of Youth (I believe in some ways it is) and this questing hero is looking out across the endless sea and considering the idea of going in search of it in a far off place and reads this description of the dangers he will face, which is actually a description of the landscape around the Great Salt Lake and describes what some of my early experiences there were like. It sounds funny to think I had started a spa care company. There is a very elegant side to the Great Salt Lake that no one seems to know about, but that no five star spa is even close to, not even as cheap approximations. And they buy products from the Dead Sea, but they don't realize that they live right next to... You know, it's not for nothing we have a river named Jordan. It's disturbing that people don't realize what they have here, because no amount of money can bring one of the hundreds of life-changing experiences I've had out there. Consider the experience of sitting weightlessly in the heavily mineralized water of the Great Salt Lake as the sun is going down and hearing the roar of water and whirling around with dread fear that you're life end as a tidal wave has somehow reared up and a flock of ten thousand birds pass overhead moving in one direction and then, expanding, coalescing and then stretching form again and swooping in daring patterns in some bizarre and unpredictable kind of aerobatics over the luminescent purple, magenta, and silver water and watching them until they fade from view and the sound of another flock is building. For hours the same rush of energy fills your soul as one flock after another passes over and they all seem possessed with some regard for this special place as each performance is spectacular and performed as if on the surface of the water. It's a cool thing to be in a wild place like that. So it's hard to keep interest in anything that isn't the real thing. Why would you? Why Egypt? I don't remember exactly, maybe since Cleopatra built the first spa. Yeah, I know, reminiscing. This inscription I had beneath the photo for my site is pretty tough though, I think this supposed find was purportedly inscribed (date unknown): "Between two summits an ancient waterline runs against an iron sky. Sea monsters lurk beneath the rolling surface and in the black waters glimmering darkly on the horizon. In the land of pharaohs you will emerge to see things as they were in the great beginning. The sand is endlessly sifting over the plain like wheat searching in the wind. You are closer than you think. The Sphinx must solve her own riddle." Believe that.