YOU WOULDN’T THINK THAT playing in the sand would be a particularly empowering experience. But you haven’t seen this video yet: Manuel Meier made this video of himself and a friend playing in the sand in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga in Morocco, and watching the sand move as they play is like watching a million-year timelapse of canyons, valleys, and mountains forming and eroding, except in real time.

So if you ever have the need to feel empowered, or even to feel like you’re a god, head out into the middle of the Sahara desert and play in the sand.

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