Don’t dare you give up
don’t cheat yourself
of Peace to come
My toes burned with bitter cold. My legs ached with every step I took. The backpack experiment was miserably failing. My back just would not tolerate the weight of my long lens and two bottles of water in a backpack slung on it. I would have to continue using my fanny pack from now on and figure out another way to bring my long lens.
Why did I not opt for that couch today?
I shifted the backpack a bit. I purposely moved my toes in hopes to bring warmth. I increased the pace a bit but had again to slow down, stop when “oh I must shoot this!” came into view. I absolutely refused to turn around to go back to my car, not when I had pictures to shoot!
And then! The path turned and I saw ahead …. blue. Yes! Oh yes! I hurried to get closer and when I did stop, tears blurred my vision. Ohhhhhh for the Peace I felt descending gently over me as I gazed upon the glory set out before me. My cold toes and discomfort all but forgotten as I carefully slipped my backpack off and just stood there in awe. And in Silence. No noise except for breath ….
I share with you a Vista that lifted my spirits and brought renewed determination for me to head back to my car, even with heavy aching legs. Don’t give up, no matter what pile of mess you are in. Just don’t. Cause you never know what Gift lies just around the bend.
Photography/ “The Dream”/ December 2017©AmyRose