Collecting Sunsets: End of Trail, Proceed No Farther

8 05 2023

This is a recent essay I wrote for my Substack newsletter, Collecting Sunsets. Check out the preview below or read the whole story here.

What are you supposed to do when you reach the end? I suppose it depends on what we’re dealing with specifically and any number of contributing factors, doesn’t it? Whether or not you have truly arrived at a terminus is something that needs to be assessed on an individual basis. Sometimes it’s cut and dry. It is obvious that you can proceed no farther, or at least shouldn’t. And sometimes you can plainly see no harm in continuing on or have some existing knowledge that lets you know that this particular red light might technically still be green. Other times it’s as difficult to discern as anything else you’ll encounter on life’s journey.

Photo courtesy of Clayton Herrmann