This weeks photo challenge is “Narrow”. I agree with Amy at The World is a Book “Travel has taught me that once we go through a narrow path, alley, and/or road with a little patience, at the end it always opens up to pleasant surprises.”
Narrow paths often teach us life lessons and bring indescribable adventures. Take a look at the selections below – each has it’s own story representing “Narrow”.
I’m not sure this experience qualifies as pleasant, but it sure was unforgettable!! I once went snowshoeing with some girlfriends who happen to be badass mountaineers. They took me up a 13 er (13,000 foot peak) in Colorado – some place close to Copper Mountain. We carved out this narrow path to the top. All I can say, is that I was scared shitless and cried almost the entire time. Mostly because one of my snowshoes kept coming loose and I felt a tumble down the mountain was inevitable – it was the last time they invited me to do such a thing. LOL. This narrow path challenged me physically and mentally – and lived to tell about it. Not sure why I get so scared sometimes, but I do.
Several years ago, I went through a fairly significant breakup. The one thing always guaranteed to cheer me up is a road trip. So, I flew to Laguna Beach, California to spend time with family and then drove North up the coast, eventually landing in Portland, Oregon. One of my goals was to drive a car through the narrow opening of a redwood tree. My rental was too big to do it without damage to the tree so I had these two ladies take this photo. Even though this was a troubling time, and this narrow opening was a bit too narrow to fulfill a dream, the plan was slightly modified and joy was still achieved!
The image below was taken in Bhutan. I am quite certain this little girl had very few material possessions at her disposal. As you can see, it didn’t matter to her in this moment – she was having a blast sliding down this narrow stone path on her home-made ‘skateboard’! Sometimes simplicity makes life sweeter. She is a great reminder of this :-).
Thanks for the challenge Amy! It was a tough one for me! Check out Amy’s page for other creative interpretations of the challenge.
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