Monday, October 18, 2010

A Leap of Faith

Sometimes we are stuck in a rut, unable to move forward.  We don't like the rut, in fact it is miserable, and yet oddly comfortable because we are familiar and safe in our very own rut.  We know there's a road ahead, and we need to get out of our rut and move forward....but......the problem is, we can't see the road ahead, and we don't know what danger might be above or below us.  We know we must take a chance if we want to change, but we can only see small glimpses of the happiness that might be waiting for us on the other side.  It's all so uncertain and scary,  yet we know we will not be alone.  Friends and family who've been down the road tell us it is worth the effort.   And Someone wanting to help us, has put railings on each side of the road to keep us from falling off, and a bright white line down the middle to lead the way.  Others have done all they can to encourage and support us, but we must have the courage and faith to take that first step.  

(Golden Gate Bridge)   

15 comments:

diane said...

Matching prose and photo is clever.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhh Karen you made me still. What a wonderful shot. Is it possible I buy this one from you so I can put it on canvas. It would look awsome on my black kitchen wall.
I'm in love with bridges hanging in still clouds....
I'm looking out hearing from you if you will sell and what the costs are.
Hugs Dagmar

ps. Thank you so much for your uplifting words on my wedding shots.
I needed them from pro's.
XXX D.

Sandra said...

atonishing and astounding and just plain Brilliant!!!! beyond beautiful and the words are so true.

amy said...

hi karen! i am dalin and emily's friend. they told me about your blog a few weeks ago because i'm interested in photography and decided it was finally time to leave a comment. you are so talented! your photography is amazing. i love your blog and i love all that you are so willing to share your knowledge. i've learned a lot from you and as cheesy as it sounds, i get so inspired from you! you are awesome! i look forward to your posts :) i love all the pictures of dalin and emily you've been posting lately... they are amazing!

Karen said...

Dagmar,
I'm so flattered! Thank you for your very kind words. I would love to have my photo hanging on your kitchen wall!!! I'll email you and we can work out the details.
Have a great day, Karen

Karen said...

Hi Amy,
Dalin was telling me about you at dinner last night, and now this morning you comment on my blog! I'm so glad you are stopping by and finding some useful tips along the way. I've checked out your blogs, and I'm very impressed. You've got a 'good eye' for composition, looks like you know the technical stuff, and your editing skills are wonderful. I think you have a great future in photography, whether as a hobby or professionally. Looks like you are leaning toward portrait work, or photographing people. I'll email you with several blogs of very talented young women here locally that you may want to follow.
P.S. Of course it really helps to have a handsome 'subject' at hand to photograph. Sawyer is darling and I guess Dalin told you our youngest grandson is also Sawyer, and one of his nicknames is also Sawysauce (soysauce), plus Sawybean (soybean), and TyranaSawyer Rex! Happy Shooting, Karen

Ginny said...

What an amazing image of the unknown. Sometimes no matter how miserable we are, it is still safer than facing the unknown. The unknown is worse for many than sheer misery.

Scott said...

Gorgeous! and I really think the monochromatic is perfect for this. Oh and about the analogy, if you're lucky there is also an Iron Rod to hold to.

Stacey Dawn said...

Love your new blog design - and this image. I'm so into mist and fog these days - must be that time of year!! ;o)

amy said...

Thanks Karen! I would love that! You can email me at amyo@tni.com or at amyobritton@gmail.com

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You

~Ron

Glenda said...

Wow! What a striking photo and fitting analogy!

janc@mac.com said...

Lovely post with much to contemplate.

Lisa said...

Brilliant photography and great advice I wont forget.

ruma said...

The scene seems to be fantastic space.
Grand Nature.
Human wisdom...
American splendor fuses.

It is Sublime photography!!

Thank you.
ruma