For this year’s Sketchbook theme, I chose — “a path through the woods”. I wanted something that offered the possibility of optimism, as well as a prompt for a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.
I found a path leading into the woods, and followed it. Through twists and turns, past leaves, branches, and rocks, I lost my way. I paused to take pictures. Destruction from a recent storm caught my eye, as did an inky dark pool with its aura of bottomlessness. At some point, red markers, striped on trees, signaled the direction. I followed. Red stripes. Then, suddenly, sky – a teeny triangle of it – appears. Taking off my Converse all-stars, I left the woods and went home.
Today, the rain plops down and a chicken boiling on the stove fills the house with its homey aroma. Very little beats this kind of day.