Monday, September 26, 2011

Life Through My Lens - Around the bend...

Around the bend...

"...I’ve discovered life’s next adventure is waiting just around the bend... "

As I entered the mouth of the canyon on my return trip home this weekend, I paused to capture a few frames of the autumn colors on the mountainside. I made my way down a small incline and followed a rutted dirt road until I was near the railroad tracks. As I captured this shot of the bend in the track, it struck me how much life is like that. 

We don't always know what is around the bend. We must simply take the chance that whatever we meet when we turn that corner will add dimension to our lives. Sometimes what lies around the bend tests our very mettle with struggles that are hard to comprehend. Other times we are met with unexpected happiness, new friendships, and opportunities. 

We cannot predict what will happen if we continue on, but continue we must if we want to progress. If we remain rooted to the spot, fearing what is unknown we are left in the dust as life passes us by. What matters most is having the courage to follow life's path through it's twists and turns, it's straightaways and bends to our ultimate destination.

I'm finally learning this for myself and it is both scary and exhilarating. I can't wait to see what is around the next bend....


  1. True - everything can happen and I personally love to discover that along the way! Great pic! :-)

  2. This was so beautifully written and so true! I have a hard time remembering that I don't always know what's around the bend, but that it's worth it go go around and live my life, thanks for the reminder!

  3. That is so very true! Love the photo!

  4. Couldn't have been said any better- so very true. Sometimes we just have to take that leap of faith that whatever it is- is going to be good or we will learn something valuable from it to prepare us for the good coming after it.

  5. Isn't it funny that sometimes we hate what is around the bend, but around the next one could be something truly wonderful?

    Here's to new vistas!

  6. That bend is not so intimidating. I would go there without a moment's hesitation! :-) Beautiful.

  7. it's a great image and I think we have to have faith that life has good things for us round that bend :)