Friday, June 1, 2012

Photo-heart connection, number V



"I haven't a clue as to how my story will end.
But that's all right, when you set out on a journey and
night covers the road, you don't conclude the road
has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?"

- unknown


I started backward in my monthly file of photos and as soon as I saw this one it was a heart connection
at first sight. I immediately felt its pull, not just the ocean pulling my spirit, but the path pulling me
into my future.  And as uncertain as the future can be it can also be just as much about the anticipation.
That was a journey in itself for me to learn.

And that's what I feel when I look at this image, anticipation.

Four years ago we moved, and I kicked and I screamed and I cried . . . and I kicked some more. I couldn't see the anticipation of the road, only the night. But that road has led me straight to where I am right now.
That road has led me to a better understanding of myself and along the way I discovered a deep passion for capturing life with a camera and sharing that with others. I can't imagine myself on any other road.

But it's not just the path that pulls me forward. It's the encouragement I have gotten from you and so 
many others and some times it is the only thing that has kept me going, because some days the path is clouded. Clouded with self-doubt and uncertainty.





But today, the path feels full of light and unobstructed as I feel the anticipation of so many ideas
swirling in my head. And on the path when day turns into night I hope I will remember that the road is
still there and that I will wonder about the discoveries I may find.

Love, Kim
XO

P.S. What is your photo-heart connection?


21 comments:

Deanna said...

this sent my heart aflutter!!

Saun said...

awesome!!

Sandra said...

I love the uneven lines of this barrier and how the horizontal lines of the walk create a contrast and lead us to the shadow on the right.
This picture is inciting me to move forward and enjoy the shapes and lines and the scenery around me on the way. I love the way I feel as if I'm going to jump right into those fluffy clouds at the end of the walk!

Jeanne said...

Love this bridge and the power of what you have said here!

Susan said...

Loved reading this post-and your image is beautiful. I have had to move several times and it is difficult, but have learned there are always wonderful gifts that come with-gifts that wouldn't have found me had I not moved.
Hope that path stays well lit and leading to someplace so beautiful.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Look how beautiful and light that path now is . . . it's you that has illuminated it. Just what I needed to read right now. You always lift my spirits. Beautiful pick. :0)

nancyjean said...

what a beautiful post and photo. thank you for sharing with us!

irene said...

perfect photo for your sharing. so much of the time i buck change but when the inevitable comes, delight often follows.

Lori said...

Sooooo beautiful. I love the lines, the path, the sky. Great photo.

Kat Sloma said...

So encouraging Kim! I love that you can see the good that came out of that night so long ago. I love the quote to start your post! How often does the night come and we assume the road is gone? But it is so true, there are things we wouldn't see if not for night. I feel so lucky to have connected with you here online! Your bring so much beauty into the world. Thanks for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

Deborah Tisch said...

Kim,
I love what you wrote here about that kicking and screaming into a new part of life, then learning to adjust, and then seeing that there are still cloudy days. I really identify with that...and with the powerful words of encouragement that come from others, including those comments on our blogs. This image of the bridge, filled with light, is so full of promise. Thank you for sharing this photo-heart connection.

Sherri B. said...

What a pleasure to return from vacation and visit your blog, filled with images and words that always touch my heart. Your words resonate...and what a beautiful photo! I so related to your "kicking and screaming" state...I tend to do that myself whenever life changes are involved. Have a wonderful Monday, Kim!

Elsie said...

Kim I love your photo and your story, its for many from us so recognizable.
Thanks for sharing your story what touch my heart.

Ross said...

What a great shot and an even better post! It's been a bit since I was last at your site but things have finally gotten back to normal. I can totally relate to what your saying in this post. Having moved myself to a different city it was almost as if I had to rediscover myself.

lisa. said...

What a beautiful post this is Kim, and such a perfect Photo-Heart connection.
I am truly glad you are here!
xo.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh I can totally relate. I love this shot- the perspective is fabulous.

Tamar SB said...

This is so gorgeous Kim! Makes me want to get rid of this March like weather in Boston and head for the Cape!

Nancy Claeys said...

Lovely capture -- I understand why you love it so. :)

Becs said...

Fabulous image and I love your words - a perfectly expressed photo heart connection that I completely relate to. Thank you for sharing it.

Cathy H. said...

It's so hard to make big changes isn't it! I love how your image is so bright and and hopeful!

MaggieGem said...

Great lines and shadows!

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