One can often become so seduced by something pleasurable,
that one becomes consumed by it.
So it was as I shot photographs of a beautiful sunset over the ocean.
Shifting tones of reds, shimmers on the water, each moment a new experience!
The light dimmed. I felt satisfied.
I had captured what I wanted, and turned to leave.
And saw this.
A scene behind me that captured my heart far more deeply than the classic sunset. The wind blown grasses, the curves of the hill, lovely subtle color behind…
I felt my spirit leap over and upwards into the clouds.
Only time for two fast frames and then the light was gone. But the thrill of that sight, the inner awe, will remain with me each time I see this image.
Turn around. Remain open.
That which best feeds your heart may come to you in unexpected places.
Image: “Windy Grasses Sunset”
© 2016 Heidi Straube
I agree, it always pays to look back once more. You never know what surprise may be in store for you.