Tuesday, May 22, 2012

the beauty of not knowing

up and over the boise foothills 

I'm terrible at surprises.

I was the child who shook and inspected every single present under the Christmas tree. I skipped to the end of the books to read the ending before picking up again in the middle.

I thought I'd outgrow my need to know but still today, I can't help but read the synopsis of the movie I am about to watch. Even when I said I didn't want to learn the sex of our second child, I couldn't not look when the ultrasound tech left the room with telling information on the screen.

I like to know. Yet when I was perusing landscape images, I was drawn to these images of not knowing.

What beauty lives up and over the hill or beyond the curve of the road? The question is relegated to rhetorical status because the images here are playing coy, leaving more questions than answers. Journey clearly trumps destination. I find myself drawn into the images precisely because I don't know the answer. And I don't have to.

 Because there can be such beauty in not knowing.

 tara is tea of boots & tea and tara on the wander on flickr.

Highway One, CA - Beauty at every twist and turn Highway One, CA-Beauty at every twist and turn by KJBehavior


Thank you Tara for guest musing with us today. If you'd like to know more about Tara, be sure to visit her at boots & tea or on her flickr stream. If you are interested in a future guest muse role, please email us at mortalmuses9 [at] gmail [dot] com.


Gilly said...

Interesting post, Tara. I love to know as well, but find I'm most drawn to images that leave a lot to the imagination - perhaps it's how we balance ourselves. Two great photos.

Holly ~ Soupatraveler said...

Thanks for the reminder Tara, sometimes what's just around the bend, and out of our control, holds amazing treasures! thanks for musing with us today!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved your post Tara and what beautiful photos too! I'm always drawn to those photos that make you wonder what is going on.

Tara Romasanta said...

Thanks for having me, lovely muses.

And just for the record, I'm totally "need to know" about books and movies but not about most other aspects of my life. Like where we're moving next summer ... ;)

urban muser said...

I really enjoyed this post Tara. Thanks for musing with us this week!

Kirstin said...

Love this post, Tara! Thank you for musing with us.

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