The folks over at WordPress.com have this great thing going. Each week a new theme is presented, and bloggers are encouraged to share a photograph that brings to life their interpretation of that theme. Since I enjoy photos and I enjoy sharing common goals, I figure it will be fun to participate in the weekly photo challenge from time to time.
This week’s theme: HOPE
This photo was taken at a time of great expectation, great anticipation, and great hope. We were just a couple of days into our tandem road tour, and for the first time we were staring down an unknown road. A 50 mile stretch of serenity stood between our current location and the next known water source in Utah. The sun was relentless, and (as you can see) we wouldn’t get a smidgen of relief from its powerful rays. Pulling a heavy trailer and as much water as we (thought we) needed on that 100+ degree day, we rolled steadily through the vast desert, smiles plastered on our faces. We didn’t know for sure if we’d have enough water. But we did have lots of hope. Some might call it ignorant bliss.
Sure enough, we ran out of water with many hours yet to pedal that day. But as serendipity would have it, a lone van appeared out of thin air…perhaps the only vehicle we encountered on that desolate road. The nice folks apparently knew the international sign for “water! we need water!”, so they pulled over and refilled our hope.