“Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” J. R. R. Tolkien
One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community. Ban Ki-moon
I was sitting at a traffic light in Manhattan, waiting to head for the highway on my way home. I saw people walking across the walkway and something drew my attention to their movement… We can always find things that capture our attention if we pay attention. Sometimes, we find good fortune at the end of a challenging road like Ban Ki Moon did. I like the message of promise. I also love the first shot of scenery and pathways to places. We are always on the way to some adventure; expected and otherwise. Isn’t that what life is about anyway?
“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” Grace Jones
I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? Soledad O’Brien
We are always on the way to something; good and mundane. If we are present, we can capture the moments and look back later. I always ask, Did I miss anything? Did you miss anything? What do we do with the information? Savor it…
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T. S. Eliot
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac
The road and scenery shots are a habit and I enjoy looking at them as the seasons change… Something about not seeing the end of the road and the anticipation of arrival is what makes “on the way” enjoyable. What about you?
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: ON THE WAY… For this week’s photo challenge, stop and photograph the metaphorical roses (or the literal tulips). Share a shot of something you saw, did, or experienced on the way: a photo not of your destination, but of an interesting thing along the way. Show us something stunning others might have missed, or find some unexpected beauty in a mundane moment. Maybe we can all start looking at the in-between a bit differently! In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else
Positive Motivation Tip: We are always on the way … to somewhere, to do something… Be Present.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.