What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

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What would you be doing if you weren’t doing what you are? We all settle into our daily routines and after while they become second nature. I know that I don’t usually stop to think about everyday life much of the time. I just do what I do and keep moving forward. Still in moments like when I took this photo, the world slows for a brief while and I wonder, do each of us have a calling and how do we know if we have reached out and taken what is supposed to be ours? When I am not behind a book, my goal is to photograph the world. I have never claimed to be very good at it, but I do like my camera and I have an awful lot of fun doing it. What do you like to do when you aren’t at your day job?¬† Would love to hear your thoughts.

 

This is my place

Path to Eden

So, this is my place.

Required materials:

Me

a book

outlawed materials:

All electronic devices (camera excluded)

stress

other people

This is the place where I go to really listen to the words in a book speak to me. It is here that I can go back to a simpler time, where there are no cell phones, no televisions, no emails, nothing but nature and the written word.

To escape to this place for a brief while is to remind myself what is important to me and what I wish to accomplish. There is something about the sound of the waves crashing on just the other side of this path, that makes me feel at home. Where the only sounds are nature living life and the pages of my chosen book rustling.

In this place, deadlines do not exist. The world around me is moving at a slower pace than usual and the simplest things, like dew drops on a leaf or a ladybug seem amazing. Somehow when I am here the books I read breathe with a new life. I wonder sometimes, if this will be heaven? Quiet natural beauty and an unlimited supply of books.

Where is your place?

Natural Window

The path Less Chosen