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Storms…


I just found out that I am on another nine day stretch and while I had every intention to write tonight, I am so so tired that for a moment it appeared I forgot how to write the word “write”. I am spent and it looks like I will have to make another trip to visit the photography vault until I can write something other than jibberish nonsense full of grammatical errors and bore you. 😉 

This picture was taken in Yosemite National Park  which is about three hours away from my home and one of my favorites (another favorite to add to the ever growing list) places. I shot this one from Glacier Point which offers this amazing view of Half Dome (my favorite monument in the park) , the surrounding mountain peaks, Liberty cap and Nevada Falls. A storm was brewing which can happen quickly in the mountains and at times can surprise the hikers who are not prepared. It’s something to seriously take into consideration, even if there is only a 20% chance of a thunderstorm. The smooth granite often attracts lightening like a lightening rod causing for dangerous conditions in addition to the rock becoming slick and people have plummeted to their death. Especially on the steep cable acend or decend of Half Dome. 

Tonight, as I look at this picture, I wonder what you see. Is it the storm that draws your attention, the darkness, or do your eyes wander towards the light? Do you see the glow standing out in spite of the storm clouds rolling in and threatening to consume everything in its path? Tonight this picture reminds me a little of the storms of our lives. The darkness that surrounds us at times and the sound of thunder taking over. Tonight I wonder what could happen if we choose to see the light and the beauty during those times. Could we try to give it a go and stand up against the dark clouds, defending our place in life? What could happen if we stood strong? 

Tonight I am dedicating this post and picture to a friend that is standing tall in the fight against the storm of his life at tarnishedsoul.wordpress.com. A fighter, survivor and inspiration to many while reminding us that nothing is free, that we have to fight for everything worthwhile and that it is never too late to do so. Thank you for the inspiration. ❤️

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

9 thoughts on “Storms…

  1. Wow! That is an amazing picture. You’re brave, I would have been terrified to be on a mountain top with clouds that looked like that.
    I was totally getting the symbolism too and then I get near the bottom and see little ol’ me linked in there…I would say I’m speechless, but I think we all know I don’t keep my mouth shut.
    But I feel…eh…I don’t know how to describe it, I suppose I feel blessed and thankful that there are people that see in me what I struggle to see in me. Thank you! ❤

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