“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
During my travels, I have often been lost. And sometimes upset and fearful and angry at myself, thinking, “Wow, you’ve really done it this time. Why the heck didn’t you bring a compass, and why didn’t you take the time to really understand the map?”
But being lost has often opened up new vistas that I never would have seen if I had followed the map and made detailed plans in advance. And the kind road angels that you meet when you are lost – how do you meet them if you do not get lost?
I look at this car abandoned in the forest and wonder who drove this car? Who parked it here? What were their dreams? What did they worry about? Did they laugh out loud as the wind swept their hair as they drove?
And I realize that this car is really not that old…
Photo © Janice Henshaw