I like these weekly photo challenges. They’re quick, I can get on and get off, and still feel like I’m not spending quite so much time on the internet. Plus, they give me a new way of looking at a word. Today’s word is family. A word, which for me, is sometimes so fraught with drama I want to run away and hide, or talk some kind person into adopting me. And yet, I know that my family of origin loves me no matter what, as I do them.
But family is such an expansive word, and when I read the challenge I thought of this photo, taken at least a decade ago. Because sometimes family is also a word for the friends who will get up before dawn and ride an hour-and-a-half just to stand beside you to watch the sun rise over Walden Pond.