Big footprint

October 17, 2012  •  6 Comments

Footprints in the sand on a beach in Boca Raton, Florida. Photographed by Maurizio Riccio

This week's Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily post at wordpress.com is "Big" and here's my second take on the theme.

As we point toward the future and march on, we will leave tracks of our passing. What size footprint we will leave is our choice. Big footprints should be left where we can leave a positive mark and make things better. Small and few should be our footprints in the places of beauty, the fragile places that benefit from our absence.


The best footprints are those left in the wet sand by our naked feet. Our dance with the incoming waves at the edge of the ocean teaches us a humbling lesson: We are a small, part of a much greater whole. But as our marks are washed away, we are also reminded that tomorrow we will have another opportunity to leave brand new marks, and start anew.

 

 


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bluebrightly(non-registered)
Beautifully expressed, thank you.
NatureFootstep Photo(non-registered)
hard to pick a favourite. Both are gret in different ways. :)
evilnymphstuff(non-registered)
That's another great interpretation of 'big'! Very reflective and thoughtful, and beautiful too!
Stewart M(non-registered)
I like the perspective in the second shot.

Beach footprints are always made best with bare feet - and are most scary when made by bear feet!

Stewart M - Australia
Adventure Nick(non-registered)
Very nice shots, it looks like you're just to the north of where I live :)

We've got a new Wild Weekly Photo Challenge this week - would be great if you'd join in the fun too - the theme is weather: http://www.letsbewild.com/photo-challenge/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-2-weather/
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