Beyond the Imagined | Horizon


“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step.

Yep, that would be me.

 Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold


Water has an endless horizon; there is no limitation when you look out into the water. 

There’s nothing to interfere with the mind’s eye projecting itself as far as it can possibly imagine.


I suppose it’s the same way people in the Midwest feel about watching amber waves of grain or endless rows of cornfields. There is something exhilarating about it.” ~ Billy Joel


“We praise the day and and stand in awe of the night. However, sunrise and sunset live as the union of the two–a marriage formed by day and by night, a reminder that even the world was made to come together. Like love, it is something our hearts can experience, while the mind will never fully understand.” ~ Sean M. Smith

When I leave my day job I walk to the top level of a parking garage to get to my car. Usually well into the evening, I’m greeted by a sparkling city-night skyline. After a hard day of work, it’s exhilarating. But there’s something else in the parking lot that greets me as well—a barely noticeable very slight bump in the middle of it. And you know what? Not a night goes by that I don’t trip over that bump. You know why? I can’t take my eyes off that beautiful city skyline. I do it nearly every time.

It reminds me of my life. In my attempts to stay focused on the big picture sometimes I falter and trip. You see, when your eyes are on the horizon that can happen. But if I focused on that bump in the parking lot I’d never look up to see the beauty of the skyline. Horizon is what I chase everyday. Don’t we all?

Few experiences in life exhilarate like the horizon. Whether yours is a city skyline, an expansive ocean, or a sprawling cornfield, the bumps are worth it. Unless you like standing still.

Peace, Alexandria
Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

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  1. The bumps are indeed worth it Alexandria. Well said! A beautiful post from start to finish.

  2. pattisj

     /  October 27, 2013

    Lovely views of the horizon, and thoughts.

  3. Beautiful both words and photos! Very inspiring, Alexandra.

  4. I LOVE your response to this week’s challenge. Somehow my favorite is the first image, and I don’t know why–as a sunset or sunrise over the ocean seems like it should be my favorite, since I love the beach so.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Thanks, Kathy. I agree with you on the first. It was a quick shot while waiting for the elevator. It caught my attention and of course I missed the elevator!

  5. I love the perspective of your first photo and the sunset is amazing, awesome photos.

    • Thank you so much. I like the first as well. I was waiting for the elevator when I noticed that unique view. I stopped for a few pictures and of course missed the elevator. But it was worth it!

  6. your first pic is the most unusual & my favorite

    • Thank you. I thought it most unusual and unique as well—the geometry and complimentary colors caught my attention that day.

  7. very nice work, I especially like the composition on the hallway shot next to the ocean

    • Thank you for your compliments. I thought it was pretty unique. I took it while waiting for the elevator. That view and the complimentary colors caught my eye. Glad I stopped to take a few shots.

  8. A dream horizon full of amazing possibilities.

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