June 19, 2016. We’re traveling – currently in Asheville NC camped very near an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Yesterday we did a lot of driving and a bit of walking at various stops along the Parkway. I encountered these steps, camera in hand, and wanted to capture both perspectives – looking up and looking down the steps. My legs balked, as they frequently do of late. Luckily, my imagination gets younger as my body gets older – a needed balance.
I wrote the poem while Gary was off on a hike this morning, not knowing until he returned that he would go up these very steps onto a trail across the mountain. He brought back pics that are now melding into my imagined views for an eclectic virtual experience.