“Every choice we make affects the other. It always has… We share our choices and our burdens. But that way neither of us has to carry the weight alone—You have never been alone.”
― Olivia Fuller
I debated for some time on the title of this image. First I considered the plant was bowing its head and as I looked at it more I settled on “Overwhelmed”, as it really was folding under the sheer weight of snow it was holding. Many of its neighbours were also straining under the weight of snow produced by the day long stream of soft, light, flakes. They too were bending but not quite folded over like this one. It’s really quite amazing just how much of a burden they can carry before either toppling or shifting slightly, losing their cargo and snapping upright once more.
There are all sort of analogies to life here, aren’t there? How often do small things in our lives accumulate till one day we too shift under the load, some able to shake it off while others find themselves near breaking, unable to snap back.
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 80 mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200