We are waiting in the same line

The lone runner
The lone runner

Last night in my pursuit of the supermoon, I found myself, my kids and their friends on a lonely road. Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic because there were two other cars parked on the side of the dirt road next to us. I don’t know what those two men were doing or discussing because they were speaking in Spanish. We just found it weird that they choose a lonely road to meet but hey who am I to judge since I was out there too!

As we stood there waiting for the sun to set I noticed how many drivers passed by and just stared at us like we were doing something bad. Some even slow down their cars to look even though it was obvious that I was taking pictures of the sunset. I wanted to tell them, ‘Don’t look at me, look to your left at that amazing sunset behind the mountain.” Watching all the people drive by reminds me how we don’t appreciate or take the time to enjoy nature’s glory. Why are we always rushing here and there? Why don’t we take a moment to simply sit, be still, be in the moment and watch the sunset. Are we afraid to slow down because then we have to face our own mortality? Do we constantly fill our lives with activities so we don’t have to remember that we are all waiting in the same line with the same outcome: death.

I deliberately capture the lone runner and kept him in the frame to remind me that life really does not have to be a race to see who will get there first. Eventually we will all get there.


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