Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Traveling within

As I prepare and pack for my first trip to the northwoods during winter, a little apprehensive about the cold - for this is the first time I will experience winter in a northern area that is covered by snow and ice most of winter - I am reminded of Gerald Durrell's observation about travelers: "A great traveler ... is a kind of introspective; as she covers the ground outwardly, so she advances fresh interpretations of herself inwardly."

I am interested to see what "fresh interpretations" the snow and ice grant to me, what new discoveries I make about myself as I gaze at Lake Superior covered in ice. I am hopeful that the images I am drawn to make through my camera lens will give me clues.


Gwen said...

Have a wonderful trip, Catherine! I look forward to seeing your images, and your musings on the adventure!

Joanne Huffman said...

I know you'll find it inspiring, but it's going to be very, very cold.