When Tammy and I take a hike on a trail, we do like to take a moment and enjoy our surroundings as we go. This is even more pronounced if we bring a camera along because we like to try and look at things different ways and capture different viewpoints of where we are at that point in time on the path.
Most of the pictures don't turn out to be much of anything from a 'photo' perspective. In fact, most of them end up being deleted. But, some few of them look pretty good and many of them help transport ourselves back to that moment.
Then, there are pictures that - even though I remember that moment and place - make me wonder, "What would I find if I stepped into that picture and followed the trail I see? What would be around the bend?"
Would the trees welcome our presence? Would there be a light breeze or would it be perfectly calm? Are there birds in the underbrush to the right and left? Would they grow silent as we stepped through or would they continue to chatter, not caring that someone magically appeared on the path nearby?
Would we remember to look carefully at where we are now and appreciate things like the texture of bark, the smell of leaves and the rustle of sound as a small creature darts around in the brush? Or will we focus too hard on our destination - the area after we turn that bend in the path?
I just hope that we can be happy to be on the path in the first place.