The Guard & The Traveler

Guard: “You can’t go that way.”

Traveler: “But my destination is just on the other side and I can see it from here.”

Guard: “It’s off limits for your own protection.”

Traveler: “I can judge what’s best for me.”

Guard: “There are dangers you can’t see from here.”

Traveler: “So, you’ve seen these hazards up close?”

Guard: “No, but everyone says it’s perilous.”

Traveler: “That’s exactly why I want to go.”

Guard: “My job is to keep people like you on the right path.”

Traveler: “Are you really going to stop me?”

Guard: “No, I just have to say that to anyone who looks like they’ll pass.”

Traveler: “I’ll see you on the other side.”

Guard: “No, I’ll still be here.”

Traveler: “I had a feeling that was the case.”

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.