At the end of our road trip, Tavi, Anna, Avery, and I traveled to the desert to stay for one night—and one night only. We drove through the night, stayed up until the sun rose, then left. It was one of the best nights, but it was also our last one together. Our journey reminded me of a scene from my favorite movie, Paris, Texas, where the main character, Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), realizes that his journey is coming to an end. The golden sun is rising, and in the rearview mirror you spy a single tear on his face, and it is clear that he is dreading the reality of home. I think we all had this same feeling.

So here is a playlist for your journey through the desert start to finish, sunrise to sunset.

Illustration by Minna