Walking with Both Eyes Open
Written from Kyleakin, Scotland (The Isle of Skye), Tuesday, June 17th, 10:40pm
I awake to sunlight streaming through the windows of our hostel. My hand reaches upward to adjust my pillow... it's not there. Rolling over to find it, I see a couple, fast asleep and snuggled up in the twin bunk across from me. Odd, these co-ed hostels...
Anyway, I found my pillow. Shortly after, my friends and I were leaving to explore the island, meeting up with our tour guide who looks like he should be in a rock and roll band from the 60's. As we travel, he makes it a point to not only tell us of the striking history of Scotland, its unique geological features and its landmarks, but also gives us some simple but insightful advise on life (in a mesmerizing Scottish accent, I might add).
It came in a timely fashion, as just a few days prior I had jotted down a simple reminder in my travel notebook...
Our trip has been a whirlwind - new cities, surreal landscapes and unique opportunities for experiences of a lifetime. And being a photographer, it has been difficult for me to take my eye away from the camera, open up the other and just take it all in. The waterfalls and the moss on the rocks.
Life has a way of sweeping past us one second at a time. The problem with seconds though, is that, like pennies, they add up. Before you know it, you've got a dollar (or a pound, as it may be) and it's tomorrow.
Keep your eyes open - there are many pages left to be read.
With Love and Hope,