One can definitely go into a deep state of introspection while driving.

Yesterday I logged right at 679 miles on a business trip down I-35 to San Antonio and then on to surprise my sister while she was working at a restaurant in the quiet little town of Roosevelt.  From there I-10 to US377 back home to Fort Worth. 12 hours on the road…

What do these clouds say to you? As I drove toward this magnificent masterpiece in the sky it made me think of all of the different phases [or layers] that we go through in this life. Do the clouds say something different to you? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please post your thoughts in the comments.

Original Photography by J. E., circa 2017

Looking up for moments of clarity

Right there in plain sight. 

Thinking that we have things figured out is always the worst possible way to live.  Guilty.  In the above image we see a building and from the looks of it had you never been to Fort Worth Texas you would not realize that it is the tallest building here.  When you are not at the bottom looking up you can tell just how big it is.




There is not a problem with trying to see the top from this perspective but it is necessary to realize that we limit ourselves in doing so.  When we step back and begin to look at this same thing but with all of the other elements we begin to see things much more clearly.  We get a fresh sense of just how small we are and how life will help us figure itself out if only we do not get in its way. 

So I suppose we should ask ourselves [I should ask myself] do we [I] really need to try to look up or would we [I] be doing ourselves [myself] a favor by just looking at what is right in front of us [me] and not taking it for granted because seemingly small things will compound and just like the snowball rolling down the hill those now big things will crush us [me].  So how about just loving those who love us and listening to those willing to listen to us.  Being present in this moment, the one we have right now. 

I ask for patience.  I’m trying to get past all of the things that limit how broad my vision can be.  I don’t want to lose the best things in life because I am getting in my own way.  Please give me that.

Original Article & Photography by J. E., circa 2017