A very creative lonely depressed guy meets a girl who wakes up his creativity. They have fun and really begin to experience life together. In the end he finds out she was never even real, only a figment of his imagination.
In the desert your soul can dry out with the environment. Your motivation to do anything evaporates with the sprinkler water that is supposed to be keeping your grass green. Equa, Colorado was like that. In the south western corner of Colorado that might as well be Arizona. Just as bad as the 100 plus degrees, was the dry air.