Dharma (the path) — reverb11, day 8

I’m behind, but here is yesterday’s prompt:

Wandering can be good for the over-focused creative. How did you wander well this year?

And for context, here is the blog that I’m responding to:


“Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

On my way to a museum in the Twin Cities, I found myself on a bridge in a neighborhood park and discovered a spiderweb museum. It was one of the most fascinating sites I’ve ever encountered. Some of the webs looked like they had been there for years, collecting artifacts along the way. Leaves, moths, and other relics of the “once living” variety were immortalized and perfectly preserved in the spun threads of the 8-legged critters who once inhabited that bridge. I was so captivated that I lingered on that bridge for quite some time, staring at these vestiges of the past. A storm was approaching, and a mist gradually turned into a downpour. But somewhere along the way, I captured this creature in an image that I titled “Last Flight.” Oh, and I did finally make it to the “official” museum, although I had to spend a little time at a retirement home waiting for the rain to subside.

Moth preserved in "Last Flight"

Last Flight


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