Darkness Ahead

Darkness Ahead | Lacrosse, WA | June 2019

This ominous road sign (blacked out by work crews) stood against a landscape veiled in wildfire smoke and seared by noonday sun. It gave me pause. If God doesn’t speak in a booming voice but instead through earthly signs and symbols, then shouldn’t I take heed? Five miles farther, farmlands dimmed under a brownish cloud of burnt sagebrush. So I detoured, as we’ve all done so many times in life, to seek a clear route home.

[Admittedly, this photo looks like a pastel drawing with a black cut-out pasted on top. It’s not.]