Yesterday, I went out for a nice walk in the hills, to get some exercise and fresh air. (I don’t know how fresh it was, because ,from the hills, you can see the layer of brown air hovering above the south bay…but I digress.) I brought my camera and my iPhone, but really wasn’t in the mood to shoot. I ended up only taking 3 photos, with my iPhone, from one spot, and it wasn’t until I looked at the images later that I realized there was a reason this scene spoke to me.
Things seem to be changing daily here with regards to my grandmother and her care. Every time we come up with a new plan, things change the next day. Without going into all of the details, shes on a waiting list for a memory care facility, and the other caregiver, who is unaware of the plan, gave us 4 days notice that she needs 2 months off. Today we need a new plan to figure out what to do until an appropriate room opens up.
Now, back to the image speaking to me later that same day. I relate to this image because I can only see a very small section of a very long path right now. I know what things will be like until Sunday, but after that, I don’t know who will come help me out. I’m positive I won’t be left hanging here for 24 hour care all week, but I would still love to see the rest of this path, for peace of mind.
If you were to walk along this path in the image, as you get to the top of the little hill, there is a bench to rest on, and a great view of the next mountain, which is covered in trees. I choose to believe there is something wonderful on the other side of the hill I’m currently climbing too. After all, I’m getting my freedom back soon.
Below is the original for comparison. I only used Snapseed to bring the image to life. I reduced ambiance by about 20, +5 to contrast, +4 to saturation, +1 to shadows and warmth. Done.
And the inspiration for the title comes from Frank Sinatra 🙂