Life is Full of Surprises – Vulture Edition
When you set off on a trip, do you take pictures of your motorcycle (or car) as if they are a travel companion? Looking back over the years, I have dozen of “start” photos or first stop snaps commemorating the beginning of our wanderings together.
What’s so exciting about snapping this photo of my motorcycle at the first gas stop since I left home? A not so great gas station, at that. There isn’t anything scenic or interesting going on here. The power of bike compels me.
Finishing my first fill up since leaving home, I snapped this pic as part of some weird routine. But, with a quick nod to the idea that even in the most mundane activities there can be little sparks of joy, I give you… these guys:
::shrug:: Turkey vultures. Just, you know, chillin’ by the gas station in the early morning. If you look at the bike pic, you can see them on the fence in the distance.
Maybe where you’re from these dudes are no big deal. Here where I live on Long Island they may be around in the greater sense, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen any.
Maybe there really is something to the idea that there is always something interesting to look at if you are just willing to see it.