Issue No. 8 of Darling takes a thoughtful look at our journey through life. Within these pages you will find musings on the beauty found in rough, desert places and how our search for "oasis" or "peace" is always worthwhile. Through captivating photo stories celebrating sunlight and shadow, you will find essays about how to look deeper right where you are, realize your unique potential, and celebrate how every human is a work of art. We hope this issue helps you navigate through the hot summer months and find rest in the process.