This week’s Lens-Artists challenge is about getting away, traveling to places far and near.
But wherever I went, I realized that you can’t get away from yourself. You always bring you with you.
One of my most memorable experiences is watching the sunrise from Mt. Fuji.
I felt a calm and majesty as the sun broke above the clouds, like watching a timeless ritual, away from everything on the world below.
I was glad I brought me with me, as I wrote on my “About” page.
These days, despite travel restrictions, I find a way to get away; not that far but “away” enough.
I enjoy having “alone” time. Not away from people but alone with my thoughts.
It can simply mean losing myself in a cup of hot chocolate. It helps if you’re in a mountain getaway.
I also discovered that whenever I need some peace and quiet, I can look for a chapel and sit on a pew with no one around. Sanctuary.
I also find it on temple grounds I’ve visited.
Be it in the great outdoors, or the great indoors, I find that the best way to get away is to find myself.