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Triune Journeys: a #writephoto #haibun

consider-perspective

 

It could be a path between fields in the backcountry of Portugal’s Trans os Montes. Or a trail across the frontier between Mexico and the American Southwest. Or a dirt road in a high, dry summer somewhere in mountains lying outside the Temperate zone.

 

Perhaps I walk the path to inspect inherited land. Or I pace the trail desperate to escape the hazards of the places I left behind. Or I take a summer stroll.

 

The illusory summit beckons. The water dwindles with every step. The choice remains at every point: carry on, or return.

 

Perhaps I’ll look at the land or stroll another day. But no, I have no choice but to pursue a new life.

 

Like so many have done before.

 

gathering clouds

the imprint of hope

in every step

 

 

for Sue Vincent’sĀ Thursday photo prompt: Summit #writephoto

 

 

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