Going to Arizona, Deacon had seen something of the wonderful and mysterious world that lay beyond the hayfields of Georgia. He had taken a bus out, and after they had gotten out of Texas, he had actually ridden in the front seat, looking out at the road right over the driver’s shoulder. When he saw the miles and miles of desert and painted buttes, he nearly cried out. So much of a world, so big and empty and lovely, and he was pinned down in Georgia.
Grooms, Anthony, "Arizona" (2009). Faculty Publications. 3773.