Journey or Destination?

July 31, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Zion National Park, 2007

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving – Lao Tzu

 

I took this about 3 years ago, after a long, hot day of hiking and shooting in Zion National Park. After spending the day in a place like Zion, one might never notice a scene like this, but it’s one of my favorite images from the trip.

How often is it that we go through life, focused more on the destination than the journey? We can get so caught up in where we have to be, want to be, have to do, or want to do, that we seldom focus on where we are.

This short piece is a testament to that. I first thought of this picture a month ago, started writing, and stopped just as quickly, becoming more focused on some other destination. Today, while going through some family photos I’ve been meaning to frame,  I came across a print of this image. I don’t even remember making the print. But I couldn’t have found it at a better time, as I needed to recall the story that this photo tells.

 

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