“The trick in life is to find out where you belong. Once you find out where you belong, you will be happy there.”
“When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.”
This is my place in the world. A place where I want to be. A place where I need to be.
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
Two weeks ago the Weekly Photo Challenge was “Awakening” and it asked for photos that showed renewal. My original entry was a sunrise, and even though I would have like to entered one that showed nature being reborn after a long cold and snowy winter, it wasn’t quite ready. As you can see by this photo, the forsythia is blooming but the woods are still quite bare. We are finally starting to see some signs of spring!
This is a photo taken prior to the start of a hike at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The sky was void of any clouds and the sun was just rising to bring us a new day, a day of endless possibilities.
Last July I spent a great deal of time hiking in Bear Mt. and Harriman State Parks. Both parks offer an incredibly diverse assortment of hiking terrain, ranging from woods roads to conventional dirt trails. One thing, however, that sometimes makes hiking more difficult than it should be is the prolific amount of rocks on some trails. It is tough on the feet and tough on the mind!
“Every moment, a voice, out of this world, calls on our soul, to wake up and rise.”
Every time I look at this photograph, I get the same feeling I did when I first hiked the trail. The instructions for this challenge say to, “share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown.” Although I have done a great deal of my hiking in this area, this one was a new for me. As I headed up the road, I couldn’t see anything much farther than where I was walking. As the minutes passed, I began to get a strange sense that something could be lurking just around the next corner or off the side just off of the trail.
Of course I knew that their was (almost) no chance that anything could actually be lurking in the woods, but this picture invites you into the unknown and out of this world.
“Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”
―Mehmet Murat Ildan
This sunrise photo is from November 5, 2017