Our lives are frequently elated by the presence of a new pathway: the beginning of a new strand that unfolds unannounced, when least expected, catching us unawares. Such paths carry some sort of deliciousness ingrained in the nuances of the “unknown” that defines their essence, but they are not always welcomed with the gratitude they deserve. They make their appearance with the persistence of the proverbial bad penny, often causing frustration instead of relief, for we long to linger in the comfort of the plateau that we have just conquered, and we are not looking forward to continuing an arduous ascent. And, yet, these paths reveal themselves only as a reply to a silent request – a prayer we may not have dared to utter, a spell we did not know we had mastered so proficiently. They appear when we need them the most and, despite our discomfort and exasperation, they grace and ennoble our existence, as they invariably bring meaning and purpose, growth or, even, salvation.
For many years I wished to pay tribute to the concept of the untrodden path. Hence, here I share a collection of photos that act as a visual and tangible reminder of the various forms a new beginning may take.
Photo credits: © Konstantina Sakellariou.
Original post published here: http://www.myunusualjourneys.com/on-pathways/