A New Journey

Off The Beaten Path

Wandering through the park crowded with people enjoying the sunshine, I thought maybe I should try to capture the moment with my camera. Surrounded in hundreds of faces filled with every emotion, I should have felt compelled to take at least a shot or two, but nothing called out to me.

As I felt the lazy afternoon breeze on my face, I knew I was searching for something…

I laughed to myself as I realized I was wishing my camera had legs so it could simply take me to whatever it was it seemed to be craving. Not even a Great White Egret fishing within a few feet of me motivated me to look through my lens.

Off the beaten path I found it waiting for me as if it wondered what had taken me so long. Unexplainably drawn to it, I finally lifted my camera for the shot I had come for.

An empty old bench, weathered and worn, hoping someone might stop by for a rest…

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply M.-J. Taylor March 9, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Lovely shot, lovely post! Quintessential Cricket. This is what makes personal blogging so interesting. You just have to reveal a little stream of consciousness and the reader is drawn.

    • Reply Cricket Walker March 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      You knew I was gonna have to look that word up, didn’t ya! (grin)

  • Reply Chance March 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I love reading your posts. There is something so real and…. from the heart in the way you write. Thank you for allowing us to see inside you… it is beautiful…

    • Reply Cricket Walker March 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you! Sometimes words just get stuck in my head for a bit, then they come pouring out all at once in a half hazard manner, but that is me. 🙂

  • Reply eldergeek March 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    An empty bench still has something to say because we can imagine it being filled. Sometimes our lives are like an empty bench but there’s an important difference; we can choose the people who fill our lives. I choose to fill my life with people who want to make a positive difference in the world around them. People like you. Great photo.

  • Reply Jim Tsap April 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Excellent aspect of the bench. You real shot awesome photos. Sometime I don’t know if you could a successful professional photographer or a writer. On my opinion I would prefer both. Let me know when either of them, happens some day.

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