two thousand words {brighton and a golden field near ottawa}

{Above: Brighton, England as seen by Monna
Below: Reids Mills, Ontario, Canada as seen by DP}

two thousand words is a weekly post featuring one photograph from Monna and one from DP.

Lately I’ve been thinking a great deal about travel and about staying still.

It’s true that DP and I have seen so many amazing places but more often than not we’re just passing through.  The photograph above was taken at a university in a lovely seaside town that I visited for less than 24 hours and DP captured the other shot by pulling the car off to the the side of the highway as the sun began to set.

As we pass through the world, we gather up these beautiful moments in the form of photographs and imperfect memories.

I’ve been thinking about the way that my parents or grandparents, in particular, lived their lives.  How well they knew a particular field or road or village. How familiar they were with their small part of the world.

Recently, I have felt like putting away my suitcase for a while and just staying still. 

Do you ever feel that way?


  1. I love these photos. I especially love the coloring in the wheat field…About staying still, I just got home from a trip to australia, and am considering staying still for a while, but it was really nice to take a break from the heat of Bangkok…

  2. @jay.priebeThanks, man. This year, you guys have traveled a LOT and we have stayed home but that's been good.@Heather on her travelsI know the feeling so well. Sometimes the best places in the world are your own… bed, kitchen and office!

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