The image today reminds me of the famous poem by Robert Frost who writes about two roads diverging in a yellow wood, only in my picture there is just one road. I had to memorize the poem in junior high school, so I still remember the punch line. Frost takes the road less traveled and this he claims makes all the difference in life.
The late psychiatrist and author M. Scott Peck named his first mega-selling book, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth after the phrase. He suggests that the road not taken is the examined life! Mental health and optimal life functioning, he believes, occurs when we dedicate ourselves to reality at all costs. Most of the time we do our best to escape life. We eat, drink, text, play, gamble, watch, drug and engage in an endless list of things to keep us preoccupied from looking at the realities of life. We do this because life is often very challenging.
This is why I so appreciate photography! Looking through my camera grounds me in the moment, in reality. It has become a sort of spiritual practice, where I head out and say to myself what will I be shown today?