I love taking photographs through the window of a moving car. As I point and shoot, I end up with a roll full of images – some blurred; some without any focal image or meaning; and some, like this one, that capture a sense of timeless, stark beauty.
Much like life, if you think about it. Some events pass us by in a blur; we struggle to find the meaning behind some of our trials and tribulations; some events help us grow; others are like glittering highlights that we will remember for as long as we live.
Which brings me back to this tree, its bare branches reaching up for the sky, shedding old leaves so new ones can emerge. There’s a lesson for us there, if you think about it.
A lesson of letting go; of walking through the darkness trusting that new life will emerge; of rooting in and reaching up, even if we are the tallest tree in our area. Of allowing ourselves to shine. To stand proud and strong. To accept ourselves as we are.
Or maybe, it’s just a tree growing out there in the wilderness, and I’m just a philosophical old fool, trying to find meaning in almost everything.
Do you look for messages in the images or scenes around you? And what do you see in this image? A tree growing on the road, something similar to what I see, or maybe something that’s unique to you? Do tell me in the comments!