The Beauty of Desert:
The Desert is symbolic of all the obstacles and hardships that stand between people and their dreams. In The Alchemist, characters learn to accept the desert, even listen to it….
“When one thinks of desert, one thinks of desertedness and barrenness. Yet it is a barrenness balanced with beauty
When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.