Long Road

On the way to Page Arizona, you can’t see the Colorado river ahead

One of those nights where you wake up way too early and think about the events that happened the last few days. I wanted to pick an image and just work it, fitting it into my framed thoughts and reflecting on what it means. There is a long road, some people doze off and need to hit the breaks, while others can coast on the road.

As the image here is also dream-like with a long straight road, it’s also boring to look at it too long. It’s easy to sit back and let the computer drive while sipping on a drink. In some ways that is needed, but also that can cause one to fall asleep as seen by these skid marks.

Would a windy road, many turns, obstacles and dangers be more interesting? Going off road there are many things one needs to do to prepare: check supplies, tires, pressure, make sure cargo is secure, etc. But the memories are more rewarding, the energy needed is higher and the drinks need to wait to be consumed.

Schafer Trail, near Moab in Canyonlands

So now the question is keeping me up tonight, should I continue on the smooth drive, sipping my drink, or change paths and take the new road. The destination may be the same in both, but as the saying goes, “it’s the journey that matters, not the destination”

In this instance I need to plan and make preparations for change.