Wednesday, March 17, 2010

That Long Road Home...

Is travelled by putting one foot in front of another.

I have been really enjoying fiddling with the photo's I took the other day! You probably noticed that I put one of them in the masthead here...although I haven't quite figured out how to do the sizing and placing of it, I kind of like having it there. If you have an opinion it or suggestion on sizing/placement to get it to fit across the frame... I'd sure like to hear it in the comments below...:)

I snapped this photo the other day at the railroad crossing near my apartment. I thought it was an interesting shot. After some brief (like a few seconds) of editing in my iphoto software I realized that this is such a good portrayal of this journey of self discovery and healing from trauma's past.

I don't know about you, but there were and have been plenty of times that I thought I should be done with this already...yet in hindsight, I can't believe just how far I have come in such a short amount of time.

And it all began with putting one foot in front of the other.

4 comments:

Mike Hinsley said...

I know that "I should be done by now". When that happens on a real walk or in life I take it as a sign to take a time-out.

On a walk I might stop for a hot drink or food from my pack, rest for a while and then move on.

In real life I allow a time-out; regroup and carry on.

In both cases I remember it's not a timed race.

Susan said...

Very excellent analogy, Mike! I like the idea of using this thought as an indicator that perhaps I need to rest and regroup....

And yes...it is truly a journey that we are on rather than a destination that would signal the end of something.

I think this is true for life in general...not just those of us walking this particular path...a process rather than an event...:)

Kyla said...

I like this., very true , it cannot just happend, like anything- you have to TRY, and ACT. you have to be able to start somewhere, but without doing anything what can be done. loved this thanks :)

Susan said...

Action creates energy. I agree with you Kyla; we can hope and wish but until we take the steps we wont get anywhere...

Have your best day ever!