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Middle Path

This is a somewhat abstract photo of a river running through the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Looking down from a tall cliffside at twilight, the moon's reflection in the river caught my eye. I had to cling tightly to the hillside, because the wind up there was some of the strongest I'd ever experienced.

When I look at this image, it reminds me of a person (the moon) traveling down the path of life (the river from left to right). The river moves from one extreme to the other (the lines of tree), making sure to always return to the middle. All things seem to go the best when avoiding the extremes. To me, any extreme represents clinging to a particular state, idea, feeling, or experience. A modern day philosopher once expounded on this very topic, postulating: "Just hold on loosely, but don't let go. If you cling too tightly, you're gonna lose control." Heck, even clinging too tightly to not losing control will get you into trouble. Best of luck out there, everybody.


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Captured: October 2016
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4
Settings: IS1400, 29mm, f/8, 0.4 seconds

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