Running full speed

And then…..we find ourselves running full speed to the people we love…amazed at the beauty we didn’t realize was there all along.

Five photos from the Oregon Trail near Boise, Idaho. From where we parked the view was meh, at best. Dirt, tumbleweed, and other foliage quickly browning and drying in the Autumn cool.
Starting along the trail I briefly considered the possibility that perhaps I was not in the right place, that I had somehow made a navigational error that had landed me NOT in the place so strongly suggested to me by a friend.
But we walked for awhile anyway. Then, the trail veered to the right and took us closer to the edge of the valley…and the view below was breathtaking in autumn colors!
Sometimes like can be like this. Mundane moment followed by mundane moment…un-colorful and uninteresting, drying and dying, meaningless and not worth the effort. And then…..we find ourselves running full speed to the people we love…amazed at the beauty we didn’t realize was there all along.