“A Many Splendoured Thing”
“Living with love for all humankind and worshiping nature’s immense beauty cures heartache and restores bliss. Respecting the splendor of nature awakens us to the beauty inscribing our own humanity.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster
Every now and then, a quote just ‘fits’ the photo so well. The ‘aliveness’ experienced at moments like this, standing on a trail and bearing witness to such simple marvels is a spiritual experience. Even looking back on the image, during a busy, stress filled workday, calms me, knowing just how temporary it all is.
To think that this ‘moment’ is merely a single stopping place along the way further enriches me.
I’m really enjoying the creation of this “Golden Paths” series, as I’m deliberately progressing along the trail and through time. Reflecting back on these places is therapeutic for me. Recalling the feelings on being on the trails, in this case, with my wife and oldest daughter, especially as I write at the end of long workdays. The act of reviewing the photos, recalling the moment, and writing about it offers a wonderful respite from the day’s stresses. I hope the effect is contagious.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/20.0, ISO 100