“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
This year is a journey, an ongoing adventure, a process. A return to health after surgery, a return to my creative voice. I had a productive year last year all things considered, but felt that feeling of being behind, of trying to catch up… all year. Doing enough to get by, to stay afloat, to make do. This year will be an exploration of the new, new inspirations, new techniques, new territory. But I believe we are the sum of our journey, past experiences impacting the self profoundly. So here are a few photos I have taken on places that have had a profound impact on me… (All pix are untouched, unedited. Hover over picture for information.)
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
Ursula K. Le Guin
“The only journey is the one within.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Please visit my fellow participants at Sally Russick’s “Focus on Life”photo challenge/week 2.
” Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” Alex Noble.