Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ponderings

We are drawn to the edges in this life. We sit at the shore, pondering the expanse of the ocean. We pause at the precipice and gaze into the far reaches of the canyon. We stand on the ground and peer into the vastness of space. We read of and admire of those who have left the edge and made a few furtive steps into those untamed reaches. Or shake our heads in dismay at the monumental display of folly.

Some never go beyond the edges, preferring to stay enclosed within the comfort of their boundaries. I find myself there more often than not. But every once in a while, the edge catches my attention. And I wander over to peer beyond the fence.

And dream.

Photo: Beach visitor, South Haven, Michigan. 1 second at f2.8, 400 ISO film, 135mmlens. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

2 comments:

Joe said...

Another awesome photograph. It would be breath taking in and of itself, but the commentary you provided boosts the picture's beauty into another realm.

Sheila said...

I love to read your reflections. Not only can you create wonderful images but you can also write.