This is in response to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, State of Mind. Our challenge this week is to let our inner & outer worlds converge in one photograph.
I took this photo several weeks ago, the second time I made it up to the top of Mt Faber. The first time I attempted to run up this hill, I got so lost I didn’t even stop to look at the view. Read: slightly panicked and anxious to get back down to rejoin Loving Husband who had run another route.
I felt so let down by the non-experience, I was determined to try again.
So, on attempt #2, I stopped to take this photo. Although just a hill of 105 metres, as I stood up at the peak, I felt exhilarated by the cool morning air, and by the achievement that I made it up there, this time not lost. I was on Top of the World!
Which brings to mind a quirk of self: I am not a huge fan of First Times. I am so overwhelmed by that first experience, I’m unable to truly enjoy it. I have come to realise it is not because I am a control-freak; my senses are bombarded with so much information, I struggle to process it all. It is with the repeating of an experience that I start to breathe, to take in more, to start to enjoy it.
My state of mind: I accept that I am a Repeater.