From day to day the heat has been mounting. I do not know if it is a function of going deeper into the desert, or the accumulation of days since Elijah sealed the heavens, commanding this drought.
Tomas located another well, so we have resupplied handsomely. There was a nearby shallow pool whose shrunken border gave clear evidence of the effectiveness of the drought.
At the evening meal (Elijah still abstains), I broached the subject of night travel again. And again the consensus was against me. At least for now.
As to the topic of fasting, I have the desire on my part, but not a clear cut permission to do so.
Grappling with these decisions makes for long nights.