A month or so ago I was on a trip through the Missouri Ozarks with family. I’ve been trying to get stamps in my Missouri Centennial Passport. While on our way home we decided on a whim to swing up to Onondaga Cave State Park to get the stamp. We decided to go ahead and take the tour through the cave, which ended up being one of my favorite parts of the trip. These photos are from the reflecting pool and the lilypad room respectively.
Just a few random animal shots. The antelope was taken in Montana I think. I was riding with my brother-in-law who’s a truck driver. I captured it while we were driving. The eagle was in a field hear my grandma’s house in Wisconsin. The gull and mallards were taken at Willow River State Park in Wisconsin. And the nuthatch was taken at my home in Missouri.
Many times we associate an edge with a negative outcome; hair standing on end before a lightning strike or falling off the edge of a cliff. However, one might find that at the bottom of that cliff is a world of success, and one must take that leap of faith into the unknown. And that bolt of lightning may just unveil a grand revelation. You see, an edge is simply the outer limit of an object or area; a boundary. The only way society advances is by pushing that boundary. Edison said that AC power couldn’t be used, but Tesla pushed through and found a way. People said that man can’t fly, but Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers proved them wrong. An edge represents the limit of our safety. Beyond that safety is the unknown and untested. When you leave the safety of your comfort zone you may get hurt, but you may also realize how restricting it was. The only way to know what awaits us is to jump.