Rusty Metaphor


Photo by Stephanie Roberts,

I’ve thought about why I like this photo I took on the Carrizo Plain (central California) so much.  It’s a once-grand, now-rusty, pot-shot-riddled classic, abandoned in the middle of a distant field.

But…the bumper is still shiny (be careful with that part of the metaphor, please)… and if you turn the camera around you’ll find a field full of abandoned rusty farm implements, repurposed as objects of beauty for artists with a discerning eye.  And the field is full of gorgeous wildflowers — native, resilient, and persistent.  And the car is pointed in the right direction…ahead…into a field filled with promise and hope (at least until the summer drought).  But, most importantly…



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