More often than not when traveling, I am the one in the passenger seat. It’s not that I don’t like to drive, it’s just that the people I travel with tend to like to be behind the wheel more then I do. This is a good thing since I would rather be soaking in the sights as the world slips past my window. I can take photos and not have to manage my camera and the steering wheel while on a roadtrip. These images were taken on the way home from my Portland adventure two weeks ago.
I knew I wanted to share this set of photos here, but wasn’t sure what I was going to talk about. I looked up a few books in search of quotes, but nothing was fitting with my mood. I realize all of the images are a little dark, but each has a glimmer of light shinning in the distance or flare bursting through the edges. As I know many of my fellow American readers might be heading out on the road today to meet up with family and friends for Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought I would use the dark and light as a metaphor.
I know that this holiday (and the season in general) can either be extremely exciting or extremely stressful. As you help in the kitchen with parents, siblings or dear friends, watch football with rowdy cousins, nieces and nephews, and then once you finally sit down around the table together; I would like to encourage you to use your photographic skills of finding the light in the everyday to find the bright spot in each of the people you are surrounded by. Sometimes our personal and internal roads are dark, but we all have a spot in us that glows from within or right out of our edges. Some share the glow inside easily with those around them. While others find it much more difficult. So go on, find the light (and maybe a cocktail to help along the way) and have a wonderful and THANKfilled day tomorrow.