Suby & Sins House

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How many roads...

 

Sinem in the house

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?

Form a tribute to January to a tribute to roads. As we are nearing the end of the bleakest month of the year, what with broken new year resolutions, post-Christmas blues intensified with extra pounds of fat and deployed pounds in the bank, I am three days away from my birthday. As I looked through last weekend's shots to find one to edit and upload, it suddenly occured to me I have a bizarre interest in photographing roads - winding, twisting, bending in the distance to a place far far away or just around the corner of my street. I found myself asking myself, 'What is this fascination with roads?'

Is it wanderlust?

Or a feline curiousity that draws me to approach any country lane, walk way, footpath to gaze into the unfathomable journey it offers before my eyes?

Is it the very knowledge that this life in itself is a journey which offers us many paths, many forks, many crossroads - with roads that are taken and those not taken.

How many roads must a man walk down? How many journey do we make in life, full of wonder, amazement, thrill or regret at not having taken another one?

Is it the need to know, to figure out where each path, each small crossing will take me and the hope that I will see into the distance, the bleak, wondrous future if I look long enough?

Do take the journey, the path life offers you and make the most of it. At each milestone, look back on the road you have travelled ad the roads you have laid aside, with the hope of taking them another day yet doubting if you'd ever come back, and give yourself a pat on the back, knwing how far you have got. Be it twenty one, or thirty, or sixty - do not waste time lingering on the side of the road trying to see what lies ahead...

The best way to find out is to travel on...

Words and photography by Sinem

'Ars longa, vita brevis.'

 

How many roads...

 

Sinem in the house

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?

Form a tribute to January to a tribute to roads. As we are nearing the end of the bleakest month of the year, what with broken new year resolutions, post-Christmas blues intensified with extra pounds of fat and deployed pounds in the bank, I am three days away from my birthday. As I looked through last weekend's shots to find one to edit and upload, it suddenly occured to me I have a bizarre interest in photographing roads - winding, twisting, bending in the distance to a place far far away or just around the corner of my street. I found myself asking myself, 'What is this fascination with roads?'

Is it wanderlust?

Or a feline curiousity that draws me to approach any country lane, walk way, footpath to gaze into the unfathomable journey it offers before my eyes?

Is it the very knowledge that this life in itself is a journey which offers us many paths, many forks, many crossroads - with roads that are taken and those not taken.

How many roads must a man walk down? How many journey do we make in life, full of wonder, amazement, thrill or regret at not having taken another one?

Is it the need to know, to figure out where each path, each small crossing will take me and the hope that I will see into the distance, the bleak, wondrous future if I look long enough?

Do take the journey, the path life offers you and make the most of it. At each milestone, look back on the road you have travelled ad the roads you have laid aside, with the hope of taking them another day yet doubting if you'd ever come back, and give yourself a pat on the back, knwing how far you have got. Be it twenty one, or thirty, or sixty - do not waste time lingering on the side of the road trying to see what lies ahead...

The best way to find out is to travel on...

Words and photography by Sinem

'Ars longa, vita brevis.'

 

comments (13)

Bellísima imagen. La humedad colma cada átomo del aire y la luz parece haberse quedado prendida de las ramas y de las briznas de hierba. Me gusta mucho.

Gorgeous image. The humidity overwhelms each atom with the air and the light seems to have been caught of the branches and strings of grass. I like much. [Gt]
great framing, I want to follow the road all the way
really lovely photo and great thoughts to go with it.
  • micki
  • 22 Jan 2007, 13:21
The twists and turns, the curves and converging lines...this is a wonderful road shot! What I like most is how the road turns and disappears behind the trees instead of fading at the horizon. This makes one curious to where the road leads and what is around the bend...

Love this!
  • Louis
  • south africa
  • 22 Jan 2007, 14:14
Reminds me of the narrow road in that famous poster about the broad and narrow roads - same curved path. Also about the paths one take. Nice post Sinem
  • Dotun
  • 22 Jan 2007, 14:54
one of my favorite of this series.
I don't know you or Suby but style is very distinctive. Just a glimpse at the thumbnail told me it was your work and not Suby's.

Your Musings bring to mind Robert Frost's poem:

The Road Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Beautiful pic, Sinem!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2007, 17:24
I really like this series with the brooding sky.
thats really deep...like the processing again...
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 22 Jan 2007, 18:56
Beautiful series and such thoughtful words to share with us, Sinem.
Thank you for such heartfelt posts.
Really fantastic Suby...
really great frame Suby, I like this pic a lot!
  • Motun
  • 1 Feb 2007, 10:44
all i can say is wow! this is something i'd like to have framed on a wall in my house..its so serene!
Suby & Sinem: The wifey will be very happy to see this, she took and edited the shot smile

Suby

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