SINEM'S IN THE HOUSE.
"Life is a journey, not a destination." Ralph Waldo Emerson
High above the crowd, on the shoulders of daddy, or hand in hand with your beloved, or on a less trodden trail with the one loyal traveller, whose travelled as long and as far as you have, your weary shadow. It is the journey that matters. Through cityscapes, urban crowds, forest paths, country lanes, mountain tracks, desert roads... Keeping your eyes open, forever watching, forever learning. Keeping a smile on your face as life takes you by the hand and leads the path. To discover the sights, the sounds, the experiences the journey has in store for us.
Nine to five, Monday to Friday, January to December, we focus so much so on work, on the bills, the targets, on the destination, that somewhere along the lines, we forget that it is the journey that matters. We forget to be mums and dads to our children, we forget to be lovers. As our shadow looks on in its 'wanderlust', we forget to take the journey and enjoy the trail. We forget birthdays and anniversaries. We forget to celebrate an ordinary day for the mere fact that we have breathed.
They say 'anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy.'
Anyone can be a father, it takes a man who knows the worth of the journey above the destination and who could hold his son's hand, or seat his daughter on his shoulders, gazing forward, on the long journey, to be a dad.
Today, take your son, your daughter, your beloved, or your shadow with you and enjoy the journey. Discover sounds, discover sights... Remember, "it is the journey that counts..."
Words and photography by Sinem
"Ars longa, vita brevis."
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