The Road That Got Us There

These long narrow roads, stretching eternally onwards, seem to lead a curiously endeavored mind to an almost serendipitous destination.

The image of Monument Valley feels like a metaphor in this respect.

The road is clear and unmistakable, the objective is obvious, and the view, majestic in its simplistic nature.

In our minds we shape our life paths to embody a similar road.

Although long and winding, we’re looking for moments, or views of grandeur to justify our own personal journeys.

Author Daniel Gilbert touches on this by reminding us that, although we perceive the arrival at our end destinations, or completion of objectives, as the root source of happiness, it’s not often the case.

Just like here…

Monument Valley, however iconic and rich a culture it holds, it’s still the road that got us there.

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Chris Shane
Chris Shane

Adventure, documentary, lifestyle photographer. Mountaineer & endurance athlete. Maine-bred and Boston-based.

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