Thursday 23 April 2009

Going somewhere

I originally took this photo meaning it to be just of cherry blossom. But when I got it up on my computer, I discovered it was more than that. A path, leading where? Well, actually I know, its in our beautiful park, and when I go down that path I have a choice of left, right or straight on over the stream!

But I am one of those people who must always know what is round the next corner! Many times I have walked further than I would have liked, just because I wanted to see what was next! (And then having to trudge all the way back!)

If I didn't want to know what was there, if I was just content with looking at a dead end, figuratively speaking, there wouldn't be much point in life, as far as I am concerned. I know others are not like me (Mr. G, for example, on walks!) When I suffered badly from depression some years ago, I couldn't have cared less about what was in the future, or what was in front of me. I would have been very happy with a dead end. Now I know I must always "see round the next corner". God is leading me there, and He will give me the strength to deal with whatever it is.

Meanwhile, the cherry tree is on my desktop, and I enjoy looking at it - when I am not in the park looking at the real thing!


VioletSky said...

I have, on too many occasions, stopped at what I thought was a perfect place and returned to the same place over and over, only to find out (usually from someone else) that if I'd only gone a little further there is more perfection up ahead. Sometimes I settle too soon - I didn't used to be that way, I used to be more like you, always thinking there might be something better further on. Maybe I was disappointed once too often?

Beautiful blossoms.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

love the reality that
....although there Was a time when dead ends were fine by you
.......that time is not now!

much2ponder said...

Beautiful shot Gilly. I hope all is well in your little corner of he world; simply loving this time of year, but we did get a bit of snow this week, tomorrow it will be in the 80s and sunny:)I need to get outside more and enjoy the beauty.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That is a beautiful picture Gilly and some lovely thoughts to go with it. No wonder you have it on your desktop. A x

Sue said...

Isn't it great how everything is bursting into leaf and bloom now that the days are longer and warmer? We have an amazing dark red rhododendron over the road in a most remarkable shade that I have never seen anywhere else :-)

Connie said...

I was moved by this post. Depression is so paralyzing. All the things you use to enjoy no longer reach your emotions.

I am so thankful you found your way out! This photo is wonderful - I do like the challenge to look around the next bend of the road.

cottonreel said...

The shopping mall where my friend and I go there are lots of these blossom trees. I don,t know what they are. I have never seen fruit on them . Are they cherry trees?---cottonreel