“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac
Lately, you have been climbing trees. You seem to enjoy the challenge and the adventure. I enjoy watching you. The ascent is always interesting, but it is what happens at the top of your climb that I love the most. You perch there peacefully taking in the view from the top. In this way you are in your own little world while still remaining a confident observer of this world. I love watching you watch the world.
If you were to take a look at the images above, you would certainly comment on the fact that you weren’t very high up in this particular tree. I am sorry that I’m not sharing your best work. But, my dear, these images reach right into my heart for some reason. They are so you. And, they are so me. I have climbed so many trees in my life. Can you believe that? I once considered myself quite the treetop adventurer. I have the faintest memory of what that felt like – being perched at the top of the world. It was exhilarating and affirming. Can you feel it? I think you can.
Your life is a challenge and an adventure. Every day. Rejoice in it. Always lean forward to that next crazy venture.
Always and forever wishing you God’s peace,
* I am so honored to join a group of talented photographers in documenting our journeys as mothers to our daughters through letters and accompanying imagery. Next in our circle of letters is the talented Jill Cassara. Read her letter here. And, if you feel so moved, do leave some love in the form of a comment. *