What Is In Your Viewfinder?

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”  - Anais Nin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

I’ve never been much of a traveler though I’ve always felt nomadic as I traverse the landscapes of my heart and soul. Most of our travel is local, that is limited mostly to the state in which we currently live. Even so, we visit new terrain with a hike or photo shoot. It’s interesting to see places up close we usually drive by. Other times we catch the scenery in different seasons or simply in different light, depending on the time of day or night. We also frequent many of the same old places. There is always something that catches our eyes that never before stuck out. It’s often a matter of perspective.

Have you ever thought of looking at life or people like you would through the lens of a camera? Interesting what you notice when you zoom in.  Also a huge difference when you look at someone you know well in a larger frame. Sadly, it sometimes requires a new perspective to appreciate the people in our lives. It hurts to be taken for granted, and when we realize we’ve done it to someone else we are generally plagued with guilt.

Wherever you are as you travel through your days take time to focus on whom and what you face. Open your eyes and look around. Appreciate those you love and those who love you. None of us will be around forever. Reach out and tell someone you care…it might be your last chance.

Raven's Roost, same tree as in photo above. This was taken 3 1/2 years prior to the one above.

Raven’s Roost, same tree as in photo above. This was taken 3 1/2 years prior to the one above.

22 thoughts on “What Is In Your Viewfinder?

    • I love exploring places a second (or third) time and finding things I didn’t see before, or seeing how different they look in various seasons. And yes, there are lots of things around us we’ve only recently discovered in the thirty years we’ve lived here.

    • I can’t either…I feel guilty of enough for things I haven’t done, ha! Seriously though, I feel if I always try to do the right thing I can save heartaches later, not to mention the beautiful memories we are creating.

  1. Suzi, it’s so ironic you posted about this topic today because several of the people I blog with have posted similar themes over the past couple of weeks. And I will echo the saying that Eric mentioned in his comment because it’s the exact quote I was going mention in my own…

    ” Wherever you go, there you are.”

    It’s all in how were perceive where we’re at. And I love your analogy of looking at life or people as you would through the lens of a camera. That is so true!

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, my friend!
    X

    P.S What a gorgeous spot that is in your photographs!

  2. Sadly, it sometimes requires a new perspective to appreciate the people in our lives. Amen to that. Your lead photo is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your photography AND your wise words. They are a comfort more often than not. xo

    • I know you’re going through some significant changes right now which really take perspective, and even then difficult to understand. Faith is what gets us through.
      How kind of you to say, Lisa. Thank you.

    • Raven’s Roost is a natural area (high elevation) you can take in the scenery, watch occasional hang gliders, and rock climb. That tree is where some of the rock climber hang their equipment, not sure if they attach it to the tree or not. I do know it’s quite pretty there.

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