The warmth of the sun was fading and the gusty winds were picking up, it was the end of October already. I expected it to be cold, I wrapped myself in my green cozy fleece and my old maroon scarf, it was still warm for boots, I slipped my cold feet into my Nike running shoes. “Should I drive to the trail or walk?”, I tossed my hair into an untidy bun and slipped the house key into my pocket, I was planning to walk.
It was calm, the sun was just up….I could almost here my heartbeat and a few chirping birds. The air so still that the landscape almost looked like a photograph. I looked for a spot to sit….the grass was mildly frosted and wet. I turned on the camera that was dangling on my neck….it was gorgeous, almost mystical. I closed my eyes to feel the cool air, ’this is it’ I heard myself say. ’This is it’? I heard myself ask. Is this all I want from life ?Why is our lives so outcome driven, why is our life driven by a continuous need to measure success, or to define it. Are we so insecure of who we are that we need to validate our individuality by a measure.
I have know people who have never chased success, it has come to them because they are true to what they do. Probably that is the secret to happiness - the golden key. To be true to yourself. I don’t think anything else matters. You don’t leave behind anything much, it’s probably more important to know what you will take with you.
I walked down the muddy pathway and yes that was it…that was my most perfect moment. I walked home with muddy shoes and a store house of wealth in my camera…
A couple of things…
Thanks for all the comments on the blog, social media and emails about the painting done by my mom. I read her every single comment and she asked me to convey a big thank you. Thanks so much guys!
What do you think ?? Should I continue 52 weeks of creative exposure in 2016 ?? Are you guys bored and fed up of my non-stop chatter and never ending images from 52 ?? let me know.
Am also planning my next photo tutorial to wrap up the year. Any suggestions, recommendations, ideas ??