When I see this person, looking ahead, at the forest, I think of life. I think of how beautiful and how awful, and how scary, and how fun it is. All at the same time. I see her looking onward to a future that can lead to her success, or her failure. To getting yourself killed, or being triumphant and famous in the end. Also, you can see yourself in this woman as a person of no fear, looking onward to the unknown and just, plunging yourself in. Why be scared, right? You only have one life to live, don’t waste your time and get in that forest and try not to get lost.
Being careful is not a bad thing, but I feel this is the default position. The person just, standing there, looking onward to the beyond, and not doing anything. Just looking at the trees, and trying to make out what is being the mist. It would be a safe thing to look ahead and see what you can get in the end. I was speaking with a blogger by the name of ClarissaG; a super friendly, extremely talented writer, which bring this exact theme in mind. We look towards life and we don’t know what will happen, and in that line of thinking, we don’t even try.
The woman might be weighing her options; but if the woman is like your average human being nowadays, they wouldn’t go into the woods without a map, and a compass, and every layout of the territory and a survival kit with a tent, matches, food, water, travel dog, and of course, an emergency helicopter flying over you knowing exactly where you are, at all times. Like us, we often avoid doing things without knowing EVERYTHING. And sometimes, we spend too much time trying to figure things out, that we start to doubt ourselves and we just don’t go in. We don’t try. We rather not risk getting lost or the chopper going away for a smoke break.
I see in this woman the representation of a person and life. What if you just, walk in and see what happens? Just because this is a forest, you will get lost and not be found. Maybe you will find something wonderful on the other side. Something you always wanted. Love, hope, success, happiness, family, friends, acceptance, talent, or whatever you desire. But it starts with you going in. This woman might be on her way. Or maybe this is a woman that has already done this journey and is ready to do it again…and knows it was difficult and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
This is the end of my Writing 101 Day Four assignment, so, let me know what you guys think, and share your thoughts as well. I know some will use this image as well, but if you guys want to add to it, post below. Share what you think this woman is looking for, or what she is getting ready to do.