When I look at these photos they say so very much to me about my state of mind these days.
There is hope, surprise, timeliness, and tardiness. A hint of luck, a bucket of bad luck, loads of patience, and a fair share of impatience, as well.
Feelings of being trapped, yet incredible amounts of FREEDOM.
Carefree, relaxed, and joyful. Anxious, uptight, and grumpy.
So full of blessings, and yet sobered by loss.
It was an unusual time for me to be driving into the town between my parents home and mine. The late hour left me alone on the road. The night was clear, the stars were out, and the crescent moon was shining. I drove along the river, alone that night in no hurry....in no rush. As I rounded the corner, the sight of that beautiful crescent moon hanging oh so close to the majestically lit Flag of ours took my breath away. A gentle wind lifted the colors into a rolling wave. I eased my truck to the shoulder of the road, dug out my camera, and composed my shot. I waited, with my finger on the shutter release for that friendly breeze. I waited......and waited. I impatiently snapped a few with the fabric hanging limp to be sure my settings on my camera were correct. After awhile, I simply let the camera fall to my lap, and just took it all in.
While I did not capture the original sight that stopped me in my tracks, I did capture snapshots that speak very much to the story of my summer.
I have been quite absent (like the wind) in blogland lately, and while that used to leave me feeling a bit undone, curiously I'm very much at ease with letting a bit of time come between myself and my online journal. I'm getting stuff done, and wasting time. I'm busy, and lazy. I'm here......and not here. Don't worry, though.....the photos are stacking up, and someday soon, I'll have stories to tell.
Have a wonderful weekend!