Camera: Nikon D7000
Location: South Dakota
Date: July, 2011
Last summer, a friend of mine moved to Seattle for an internship, and I quickly volunteered for the role of road trip buddy, sometimes second driver, always photographer. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
At this particular moment, we had just driven through the most horrific downpour ever in life. (Possible exaggeration). Maybe it’s because I grew up in the mountains, but storms in the plains are creepy, you can see them coming for MILES, and you can see ALL the lightning around you, but you also know when it’s ending. When we came out on the other side of all that powerful rain, this happened.
So, maybe I’m a little corny. Or maybe the miles and miles on the road gave me a lot more time to think than I normally have, but all I could think about the whole time we watched this beautiful sunset happened was that, without the clouds, this wouldn’t have been nearly as pretty. And without the rain, this never would have looked as amazing. Call me a sap if you want, but I can’t help but think that’s a metaphor for life.
I wouldn’t be as appreciative of the awesome experiences I’ve had if I didn’t have some really sucky ones to compare it to.
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