Almost every work of art has an interesting narrative behind it.
A thousand years ago, walking along the dunes of the Sahara, I found myself mesmerized by the brilliance of the orange sky as the eye of the day was beginning to set.
Showers of saffron-tinted sunlight streaked across the sky, and as I looked around, a glimmer of something shiny caught my wandering eye.
I kneeled and reached out to a hidden artifact, buried in the sands for millennia. Sand covered its surface, and I pursued to brush it off with the white fabric of my robe.
Lo and behold a miracle in purple smoke emerged!
A creature from the netherworld appeared before me, colossal in posture and powerful in presence.
I trembled as I saw the might of this azure-skinned demon, welding the blades of Satan in each hand, anticipating the worst of punishments I could imagine.
This enigmatic blue giant however remained still, then with a deep voice that could echo throughout the ages posed a question.
“Thou hast freed me from my cursed prison,
and liberated me from a torturous hell and its fire,
Tell me sincerely… what is thy bidding my master?
What is thy will? What is thy command?
What is thy desire?”
Cover image by Vishal J. Singh. The copyright of What Is Thy Desire? belongs to Vishal J. Singh.