45 Miles

September 16, 2018

BW photograph of a foggy sunrise looking out from Hog Rock.

Copyright 2018 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Driving forty-five miles in one direction gets me to work.  (The photograph above is definitely not about work…)

BW photograph of the sunrise looking out from the Thurmont Vista.

Copyright 2018 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Driving forty-five miles in the opposite direction gets me to the mountains.  Both are important…both are necessary.

In the years, decades really, that I have driven these routes, today is the first time noticing the symmetry.

BW photograph of the Hog Rock Trail steps on a foggy morning.

Copyright 2018 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Once thinking about this, there are other similarities as well:  Leaving for work early in the morning is necessary to avoid traffic-leaving for the mountains early in the morn is necessary to await the sunrise.  Leaving early for both also reduces the number of people encountered along the way.  Finally, doing so is a means of achieving/maintaining a degree of serenity.

That brings some balance to the ‘verse.

Take care.