I’LL TAKE THE OPEN ROAD
Many years ago, I made a choice to “take the open road” and walk away from a future that felt secure, supportive and safe.
I have questioned this decision more than once throughout the years.
Because it turns out the open road is full of breathtaking vistas & adventure, paid for only through bumps, potholes, unmarked exits and a hefty share of loneliness. It turns out that the line between running from something and running towards something else can be imperceptible. That there are moments when you would trade all the wind-blown freedom for some shelter & steadiness.
Then, somewhere along the road, your incredibly talented friend casually offers to film some of your work & life. And what you thought would be a short video becomes a revelation. A visual representation of the stirring you’ve been feeling deep down in your chest for a while now. That maybe, just maybe, you have actually arrived. That maybe you are right. where. you. need. to. be. That all the moments & days, the relentless work, the directionlessness & despair have all added up to something good. Something beautiful, even.
Thank you for the gift of seeing myself through your eyes, Chloe O'Neill.
(Music: The Open Road used by permission from Postiljonen)