“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Recently, my husband and I loaded up the car and drove down Interstate-5 towards Los Angeles. Knowing the road would be long and somewhat dull we were prepared for the journey. However, the mysterious gridlock traffic in the very middle of nowhere with no reason to be found makes one…grab their iPhone and start making pictures. To be reminded that beauty is everywhere if you slow down and look was my lesson that day. In the middle of “nowhere” I found gorgeous painterly landscapes that took my breath away. Why do we wait until life slows us down to find this?