After the Barrier

Sometimes along the path to a new threshold you find a barrier you don’t expect to see. This usually happens when you are just steps from arrival. A short time ago, you glanced up and saw a clear and inviting path. No longer. Now it’s got your attention in a new way.

You knew it was coming. You hoped it wouldn’t and that it wouldn’t be this hard. But you’re here and you get to decide: will you focus more on the barrier or what’s beyond?

And once you’re through, and your cuts and scratches burn in the salty ocean, will you wish it had been easier or will you be grateful for each and every one?

Barbed wire
Big Sur Coastline – July, 2019
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