le long chemin

homme typique

This weekend I was going through some of my photos from a past trip to France. It got me thinking about how strange and wonderful life is, and the many places - expected and unexpected - that it takes us.

That one day we can wake up in a foreign land, find new love, make a family, feel grounded, find ourselves. Each day that we wake up, no matter where the road of life takes us, is an opportunity to create new history. To explore the many avenues we can go down that take us to places that inspire us, frighten us, disgust us, entertain us, change us.

homme à vélo

And even then, life keeps going. There seems to be more road behind us than ahead of us. When we're young, it seems like the road is never ending. How many miles or kilometers that lie ahead is inconceivable.

And yet, one day, we will all reach the end of that road.

homme au bord de la mer

I just hope that when I get there, I look all around me and all I see is beauty.


Dave Feucht said...

"...as you enter this life, I pray you depart with a wrinkled face and a brand new heart..."

Kristin Tieche said...

Thanks, Dave! :-)
What is that from?

Dave Feucht said...

A U2 song, actually :)


Dave Feucht said...

Not one of my favorite songs of theirs, but that line stuck out at me :)

Kristin Tieche said...

Thanks for sharing! Bono's drum solo is... memorable!