The road to nowhere leads everywhere

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Rest and Be Thankful Pass, A83, Arrochar,
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

How many times have you been asked, as you were walking out the door, where you were going and you replied “nowhere”?  (When I was younger, that was my default answer).  As an answer, it was usually intended as an evasive or flip response, rather than an actual intended destination.  But it is really anywhere, and most definitely somewhere.

Perhaps ‘nowhere’ is a state of mind, or an escape.  Rather than a physical place, it is your perspective of that place.

What happens when you get there?  What if you think you’re in the middle of nowhere (for instance, along an empty mountain pass), and realize you are indeed somewhere quite significant, surrounded by serene beauty with a vibrant or painful history?  You are no longer ‘nowhere’.

20200211_160621Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Personally, I can’t wait to go somewhere again (Scotland, it’s always Scotland) and take multiple motorways and single track roads and foot trails (both on and off the beaten path) to nowhere and know that each time, I’ll arrive somewhere spectacular.

GateAn open gate looks like an invitation to me

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A path always leads somewhere

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This one leads to Castle Stalker, Loch Laich, Appin

I miss Scotland.  I miss it all year ’round, but always more so in the summertime when I’m trying to avoid heatstroke from another triple-digit California Summer.  February in Scotland was pretty darn nice.

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Rested and thankful

 

© Dahlia Ramone:  August 2, 2020

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This was written for Blogophilia Topic: Highway to Nowhere
Prompts:
(1) use the word ‘heatstroke’
(2) Include a picture you took or a drawing you made *
* All photographs were taken by me

“Road Trip” by Runrig

 

17 thoughts on “The road to nowhere leads everywhere

    1. There are a few other places in the UK I’d like to visit, but I’ll probably never see them because Scotland always comes first lol!

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  1. Cannot love this enough. So brilliant, so right on. I feel ya sister. LOVE the dreamy winter photos as well..and nice shot of you in your happy place 🙂

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    1. Thank you 😀I have been twice. But there is so much more I want to see, I can’t wait to go back (hopefully in a couple years). And I know what you mean, Scotland calls to me like no other place. It feels like home to me as well.

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  2. Ahhhh Scotland has rapidly moved to the top of my bucket list!! Blame it on your pictures and Outlander, haha!! I hope we can all make our trips there soon. Just beautiful!!!

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