A sunset is more than a picture. It’s the closing remark of a day rich with thoughts and experiences. Not yet fully aware of this, I snapped a few pictures of the sunset converging on the lake near my campsite. I felt far way from home in Texas. Far away from my closest friends and family. Yet, this sunset inspired a feeling of exhaustion and accomplishment that made it all worth it.
I quickly sent a few picture messages of what I perceived to be awe-inspiring. Mixed reviews. Why? Because you can’t transport a feeling and you sure as hell can’t share a moment with someone through a picture message. Traveling alone is liberating but it is truly impossible to fully share the experience with others through pictures, phone calls, even writing. Sometimes you just have to be there.