The North Yorkshire Moors late on a cold January evening. This is truly an amazing planet with so much staggering beauty to be experienced and enjoyed. It’s really there, we just need to remember to lift our gaze upwards.

Back in 2016 that was an alien concept. Gazing upwards. Why when all I could see was never ending emptiness with no sign of light. Robbed of dreams and a way forward. Refusing to move from a door which had abruptly slammed shut and as long as I waited, would never open again. I felt like screaming but what was the point, who would hear, I’m not even sure I would have heard or even cared.

But now in 2022, as I watch the setting sun cast a golden light over the moors, my gaze is lifted once more.

Yes life might still be tough somedays but it’s good to dream again. Different dreams, bigger dreams. It feels wonderful to want to experience the world and what it has offer again.

32 thoughts on “Moors

  1. Congratulations. It wasn’t an exam, or even a test. It wasjust life. You are now officially a survivor. The world is once again your oyster. Walk on, Oyster.

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      1. If you are like me, a compulsive me, a compulsive “A”Grade needer, life can be very challenging sometimes. I prefer life to be a game. At least there is a 50/50 chance of winning.

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  2. Those images are so vivid. I keep thinking I need to take photos and share stuff I see. For sometimes the things I see are so out there. T’other day I saw in the dark clouds a square patch of blue, square it was, with a sort of fluffy human shape in the centre and then as I drove round the next bend it was all fuzzy. I did have a moment I could’ve pulled over an’ took a shot, but needed to be somewhere. Maybe the vivid image was just for me? Anyways, we are so fortunate to live where we live within short distances of such views. Like my latest post, I NEED to be in the countryside. 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌈🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 Rain all it likes, there’s gonna be a rainbow!

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  3. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” -Robert Frost.

    Many years ago, January 1988 to be precise l sadly was wearing a plaster cast on my right leg – hip to toe. I lay in bed thinking that my world had just ended. Two nurses, used to talk to me … when l was leaving the hospital they both wrote things on my cast as l battled with grief. The above quote was one and the other was simpler – TTT Things Take Time.

    It’s a funny ol’ game this life and death business Gary – it’ll take as long as it takes, but once you open the door to move on, you will just keep moving forwards my friend 🙂

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  4. Wow! How can anyone look at that sky and that land and not feel incredibly full of wonder and awe? I’m looking at pictures and I’m taking a deep breath out of habit.

    Stunning sights to see and joys to experience around every bend. Yes, there are some holes, and an occasional twisted ankle or skinned knee… even a broken arm is possible, but those eventually heal as well.

    Glad you’re not screaming by a closed door!💌💌💌

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