Friday, October 16, 2009

Climbing Higher

This is the most recent print available in my shop... I took an old favorite of mine and added some editing... and there it is. Like I said, it's one of my favorites. I took it during a camping trip last year. Up above the stairs was a very small parking area, then you walk down the stairs, follow a trail, and go to your camp site. It was so enclosed... I loved it!

To me this photo shows one part of the journey we are all on. Trust me, those stairs started looking daunting as we were packing all our gear out of our site! But life is not best lived while strolling along a flat, straight road. Life is best when climbing those stairs or hiking up that mountain! And I love the brightness at the top of the stairs... no idea what it is from below, but we are led towards it. More often than not, we are rewarded.

I'm basically an optomistic person and choose to think there's a light at the end of the tunnel even when I can't see one. I know from past personal experience two things: that things will always get better when they are bad, and that I *need* to know there's a light at the end of the tunnel, so even if there wasn't one there before, there is now!

I am beginning The Artist's Way with some friends. I see a mountain before me, but I see a huge light at the top, and perhaps a nourishing tree as well... I wish you all well on the journeys you are on.


michiganhemp said...

Absolutely right! We can make our own light at the end of the tunnel if need be, and there is always a silver lining, even if it's hard to see at first. I cannot wait to climb that mountain with you, and I know that it will be absolutely life changing for me!


TattieTats said...

Robyn, This is a great post. Really just what I needed to read this morning. Even though my family may be facing some difficulties now, we never know what might be at the top of our stairs. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Kim said...

I read your blog everyday... Love this photo.


Christie Cottage said...

What a beautiful photograph and I love the title!

I could just sit there on those steps and enjoy the day!

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