Thursday, May 9, 2013

This is not how I always imagined it to be. You and me, sitting in an empty car, in an empty town, waiting for the gas to fill up the empty tank in our empty lives. We turn onto the open highway and run into a rare instance of Saturday night dinner traffic, so we roll the windows down and let the cool evening air wash over us, watching as the sunset turns the sky dusty pink, luring Venus out from the horizon. It's a slow crawl on the interloop, but that is okay because it is May and little else matters at this point. In fact, at this very moment, I could even say I was content; content with staring at the blue sky all my life, sitting on books, and pressing flowers until they are dry. It's just so easy to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

So when we finally finally reach that goddamned fork in the road, I say "Don't" like I always have. Because I know better than anyone else, even you with your half-mocking lopsided smile, that if we take the wrong fork, we would never come back. We would keep driving until we see the Northern lights in the distance, until we reach the Arctic circle and hear the soft crunch of permafrost underneath our feet, until we finally drown in all the overwhelming beauty of freedom. It wouldn't be a bad way to die, I sometimes think.


33 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful photos, and beautiful writing.

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    1. Thanks Farrah! I am glad you like the photographs ^__^

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  2. Stunning pictures! Lovely writing as always.

    x Mariana | www.goingteen.blogspot.com

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  4. Amazing and beautiful words, I loved reading it a lot.

    Lovely photos! xx

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  5. its amazing how words come flowing to mind in some situations that no one else would even notice. this is a very.pretty.post

    m(**)m
    an.

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    1. Thanks dear, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. I love the reflection in the reflection in the second photo. This post has made me feel oddly nostalgic for some reason!

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was a bit cliche at first, but I'm always a sucker for good reflection photos and gas stations. I was feeling pretty nostalgic when I was writing it actually. Made me dream about this roadtrip I have planned with a couple friends in June.

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  7. You write so eloquently and the photos are so perfect!

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    1. Thanks Anita! I am glad you like this set of pictures <3

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  8. aww this makes me think of driving around in the late afternoon on a warm day with the windows down and I JUST WANT IT TO BE SUMMER FOREVER. :( i always yearn for summer the entire time i'm stuck with the colder weather and posts like this remind me of exactly why!

    little henry lee

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    1. I WANT IT TO BE SUMMER FOREVER AS WELL (but I do like a splash of cold air). It is May and normally it should be like 80 degrees, but RIGHT NOW IT IS FREEZING COLD STILL *sobs*

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  10. I can almost feel the rush of the wind against my hand as I hang it out the window - these words are just brilliant.

    xx
    Fliss

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    1. Don't you just love that feeling?

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  11. "I could even say I was content; content with staring at the blue sky all my life"
    Ugh and that last paragraph!! I love it.

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    1. Most definitely, I finally got a chance to drive like that last week. I am terribly sad to be home, though currently, I am not even home, just halfway around the globe.

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  13. Wow. Perfect and so poetic. I feel like I'm right there with you. Your writing gave me the shivers!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Christine! I always try to bring my readers with me, and I am glad I am able to do that for you.

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  14. Stunning, STUNNING photography.

    Definitely appreciate the 2nd photo where you've shot the reflection from the mirror.

    Halima

    xx

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    1. Thanks Halima, I shot the 2nd one from the car as my friend and I were filling up the gas tank in the evening and were joking about running away forever.

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  15. I love the photo of you :)
    I wanted to ask you where do you live in the US ? I can't wait to come back !!

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    1. Thanks Narumi! I am awfully critical of self-portraits though...I always get nervous about posting them (sick of looking at my own face...can I get another model please hahaha).

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  16. Oh. my. gosh. This just makes me want to go on our road trip this summer sooooooo badly. So very badly. I doubt we'll end up in the Arctic Circle ... but I'm pretty damned sure we want freedom. And beauty. And the openness and fantastical nature that you find out West.

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    1. Yes yes yes yes yes. All the open highways. Driving west is infinitely easier than driving up north.

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