In the Distance
The solid, blocky shapes and brownish gray texture lines of trees looming in the foreground capture our eyes before we notice the reddish orange bridge enveloped in fog in the background. Once visually recognized, the hazy image of the bridge in the distance becomes a dominant element.
When I’m overwhelmed with work deadlines or caregiving issues, I sometimes forget to look at the sky and trees. The close-up stresses and strains of daily life keep me from stepping back to look at the bigger picture.
Focusing on “Just getting through the day” might prevent us from looking at long term goals, or acknowledging progress we’ve made so far. We may be overlooking an opportunity to reimagine steps to a brighter future.
Remember to stop, breathe, and take another look. Absorbing the broader view may reveal a source of comfort and motivation. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s Hike Notes, Tunnel Tops-The Presidio, introduces a long-awaited park area that was in the planning for many years and now offers a variety of visiting facilities along with grand views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco city skyline.
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Hike Notes 166: Tunnel Tops-The Presidio
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