Hugh’s challenge this week was to capture something that resonated with the word Behind. As Hugh wrote: This week, show me a photo of an object or person that is behind something. Strangely, my thoughts turned to school days and being left behind or the last one to be picked on the sporting field. And then they turned to home.
None of us like to be left behind
Here are some snapshots from my world:
Eggs behind doors, chickens behind wire. A necessity when foxes are on the prowl. I used to say to the kids when they were younger “never take the eggs without saying thank you. And always throw something in for them to eat, when you take something out!”
This is our horse Merlin behind my daughter at feed time. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink, right? But lead a horse to food and he’ll be your best friend, without a doubt. He’s never left behind at dinner time.
And riding up in the High Country you’ll often find yourself following behind other horse riders. But you’ll never be left behind. Someone will always be there to guide you.
And finally, here’s my son standing behind a waterfall as the water thundered down, cascading from a rock face. I’m standing behind him with the camera and marveling at the forces of nature. We’ll always be behind our kids as they journey through life, whether it’s behind a waterfall or whatever they’re going through.
Where ever we are this week, may we never feel left behind. I hope we can always look ahead of us and see the beauty in life and in all that surrounds us.