I took a trip up to my favorite lake to take some shots – simple symmetry, summer and winter in the same place. The longest day vs the shortest day. It felt correct.
The weather was not perfect – 15 degrees F (that’s really friggin’ cold for Celsius people!) And very, very windy. The cold was ok – it was the wind that messed up any lake reflections — add to that the absence of clouds to not help with color.
It got me to thinking about the rift between what we want a day to be and what a day really is. It got me thinking about what a life should be and what it is being. A mode of acceptance. Acceptance means happiness – that sounds way too simple. As an idea it is simple, as a practice, it is not.
I’m basically alone (save for a couple random joggers and dog walkers, hearty bunch in this weather), I’m at this beautiful place on the planet – no one is telling me what to do or where to go – no one is checking my ID at the gate – I’m free. Life is good. To get up and have capturing a scene at sunrise as your mission for the day – that’s a good day.
Beyond that I’m blessed – As I drove home – that fresh new bright solstice sun was bright in my face – lighting up my way ahead – exposing and igniting my future. I’m here and now – I’m feeling the soul of humanity – this was a big day for ancient peoples. This was their concert and their technicolor laser light show. The rhythm and pace of space and time. This was hope.
A big deal.
It’s still big deal.
At least for me, two joggers, three dog walkers, and a very tough pair of mallard ducks – (ducks are tough up here swimming in this weather).
Cheers from the cave!
P.S: Summer Solstice from the same spot
7 thoughts on “Winter Solstice, Lake George, NY”
thanks – back at you! 🙂
Cheers for the uplifting post Wayne! All the best for the year ahead 😊
Thanks Mek! Always good to hear from you, wish you the best now its summer for you!
Life is good. Hold onto that thought, Wayne. It seems me through every time. Merry Christmas to you.
thank you Lois – all the best to you and yours for the new year!