Beyond the gates of comfort

Lynn’s Tuesday picture

There is a whole other world out there IF venture is dared.

Immense silence, or a mix of sound

depending on who is out.

It may seem still to some, but

to others, a world of constant activity.

There is a whole other world out there if venture is dared.

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

57 thoughts on “Beyond the gates of comfort

  1. Angela, I agree with you.
    People have to cross the gate if they want to see and experience something different or new, possibilities and wonders..
    I know a fitting line from the French writer and Nobel laureate in literature Andrรฉ Gide.
    I had this on my pin board for a long time:
    Quote: “You don’t discover new continents without having the courage to lose sight of old coasts.” – Andrรฉ Gide
    Angela, I wish you all the best…
    Rosie from Germany

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  2. Oh Iโ€™ll take that as a complement! I am afraid I didnโ€™t exactly get you if you could be more specific. I hope I am not being much of a trouble

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  3. Ya actually I have my comments of. I am a not very comfortable! You can tell me what you wanted to comment here if you donโ€™t mind

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  4. Wow, where to begin? What a glowing review, Keith. The picture is Lynn’s, and I thought it was perfect for her prompt.
    I took an art history class, but couldn’t quite explain a picture/painting the way you do. You truly are a man of many qualities.
    Thank you for always reviewing my work ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Thrilling, Angela, in various ways. There’s the excitement your writing builds as it unfolds. Mixed equally with anticipation, for an even more perfect combination.

    Then, of course, is the picture, framed and chosen beautifully. The play of light and shadow as the path wends and eventually is lost from sight, is superlative. Communicating simultaneously opportunity, promise and perhaps a lingering uncertainty. What your words start, the picture completes. Vice-versa too.

    Fair enough, but only someone with your aesthetic instinct could make the concept hum. Congratulations, Angela, you’ve done it!


  6. love what you did with this Angela … dare we venture out .. never knowing what awaits us! I’d be racing thru watching for that new adventure ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. I know, Lynne took a beautiful picture. You are right, Katelon, I saw a world to be discovered. This is why I like readers’ responses; everyone seems to have their own interpretation of the same text or picture, and it works. ๐Ÿ™‚

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