I think by now, its pretty well known that I love to travel. I embrace and treasure each and every journey I have been blessed with the opportunity to take. It is with mixed feelings, however, that I reflect back on one that is coming to a close.
Hiking in the swiss alps, moped riding in the Greek Islands, diving in the Bahamas, exploring the streets of Paris, finding new music at a music festival in Copenhagen, treking in Norway, traveling as a lighting designer with Anna Gabriel in South America, waking up on countless overnight trains in Europe, …… I could go on forever! All these were fantastic memories. Each and every one had something in common however….a foreseeable end. Upon embarking on these journeys, there was a predictable time to come home and end the trip.
A few years ago, about 12 or so, I decided to embark on another journey. This one was a little different. You see, this journey was supposed to be one without an end….a lifetime journey if you would, with another person. At least, that was the plan. To love, learn, and grow into a much better and complete person…… a union not to be broken…..yes, that indeed was the plan.
Well, people change and life kinda gets in the way sometimes. There are some that are able to make this trip successfully, not many as statistics will tell you, but some. Sometimes I wish I was one of these privileged few, but hey, I think I played my cards as best as I could. I have lost too many tears to count over the last 2 years trying to figure it out, thats for sure! I guess like anything in life, you learn as you go and you learn from your experiences. I have to think that somehow, this is all part of making me into a better person.
This journey has been over for a while now. The train has slowly but surely been approaching the station. By tomorrow morning the wheels, if all goes well in court, will finally come to a hault. It is then when I must grab my bag and get off the train. Even though I know the trip is over, I can’t help but feel I didn’t see everything. Like I misread the guidebook and slept through too much of it…..a very strange and uncomfortable feeling I must admit.
I look forward to continuing my next journey, one that I have already started…….being the best father I can be. Like all my other trips, I look forward to this one!
Gorgeous Mike…sheeesh u are just all ova arentchu…smiless…Good Nite…
Oh, I really like this, with the ripples in the sand going one way and the shadows going the other. Really neat!
wooow really amaizng
Stunning light beams and such warm colors.
wow another beautiful shot mike.
i hope the next chapter in life brings you much happiness! it’s way underrated!
This turned out really good. I really like the way the light plays with the ground.
Great perspective and colours !
i would also love to travel. i envy you.
plus you produce ultra good pics. i envy you again.
This shot is absolutely beautiful… breathtaking… it draws you right in.
Hope all goes well today and I wish you good luck for the next chapter of your life.
My thoughts are with you; no worries man, God allows new chapters! 🙂
Beauty of an image…
another superb masterpiece!
things will get better mike!
all the best, and many more awesome journeys ahead!
It feels as though there is a path leading to the horizon…just gorgeous!
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Wow, fantastic HDR shot.
congratulations for your photostream
Wow, excellent lighting!