I want to get away
I want to fly away…
My husband and I took a short, in-state, COVID-safe road trip last weekend — our first getaway since last February. Driving, exploring nature and history, exchanging our Cape Cod ocean views for Berkshire mountain views. It was a lovely renewal of sorts.
And yet as we drove west, we listened to the news of the horrifying assault on the Capitol, impending impeachment proceedings, rising COVID numbers, and other news of the country and the world. We had phone calls from home about a medical emergency with my mother, and issues at both of our jobs.
So while you can get away, and try to fly away, you can’t escape real life. You can’t choose only the beautiful, but must embrace the whole of this sometimes daunting “wild and precious life.”
Luckily, as photographers, we can document the moments of escape, to revisit during the hard times:
Much love in this new year. It’s what we need most of all.
PS: These images were edited with the PicTapGo app using the Accupan preset.