May 4


Posted by lori . 12 Comments


Every Saturday, I share my weekly Artist Date.

Lost 1

This week’s Artist Date was going to be a visit to a small cemetery I’d spotted while traveling down to visit my daughter at Purdue University.

 Lost 2

When I drove past the cemetery, it looked like it was in the backyard of the house in front of it, and I didn’t feel comfortable going back there if it was private property. So, I decided instead to just take off down the road and get “lost.”

Lost 3

Getting lost wasn’t difficult. After a little distance and a few turns, I was starting to lose my bearing.

Lost 4

Come to find out, I didn’t enjoy being lost.

Lost 5

Instead of relaxing into the moment and enjoying the drive, I found myself becoming anxious.

Lost 6

Even though I had a GPS in the glove box and the chances of truly getting lost were slim, not knowing exactly where I was was very disconcerting.

Lost 7

Once I was back to a recognizable location, the desire to get home was very intense.

Lost 8

I couldn’t have come up with a better metaphor for life and its various journeys if I’d tried.

Lost 9

I’m still processing this Artist Date. I think I’d like to be more comfortable with being lost, but I don’t know. This gave me a lot to think about.

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12 Responses to " Lost"

  • Patty says:

    I don’t enjoy being lost either. I really depend on my gps and sometimes she freezes up. 🙁

  • Sue says:

    You looked like you were in the middle of nowhere. Glad you made it out:)

  • Being lost is practically a way of life for me and hubby, you can virtually guarantee that if we go somewhere we will end up not knowing where we are – on the plus side, we have found a lot of good places that way 🙂
    Lynne x

  • Daisy says:

    That ‘lost’ feeling is no fun, but when you finally recognise something, it feels better. Sometimes SHE recognises places where SHE was lost before…BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • Mom feels the same way. When we first moved to the Midwest, she felt very uncomfortable when she would go off the beaten path to the more rural areas. And if it happened to be one of those summer days when the thunderstorms can come rolling in fast, then it can be very disconcerting.

    Glad you had your GPS – at least it could give you some measure of comfort.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  • Penelope says:

    Hmmm, I don’t think I’d like being lost either…must be the control freak in me!

  • I got us lost in the forest not long after we moved down here a year ago. Our 1 hour walk turned into 3 1/2. I was very angry with myself and have made sure it’s never happened since. You got lost in a nicer place than I did:) I’m not following any particular road in life, does that mean I’m a bit lost there too?

  • Woof! Woof! The 5th photo reminds us of Thompson Road. Mom gets nervous when she gets lost. Next time be extra careful. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  • urban hounds says:

    I have a terrible sense of direction and get lost all of the time in Manhattan even though the streets are numbered. When I drove more I also got lost a lot driving, not fun. I love your pictures though very haunting and beautiful

    urban hounds

  • houndstooth says:

    It is unsettling, especially when you feel like you don’t have a life raft to bail into, but sometimes getting lost can be a great adventure.

    Every time I read about your artist dates, I think that you really need to go to Allerton Park! It’s not terribly far from Champaign, and it always makes me think of you when we go there.

    • lori says:

      I would love to. Every time you post about it, I ooh and aah over how beautiful it is. It would be perfect for an Artist Date.

  • I’ve had a few hairy “lost” moments myself, and without a GPS. The relief you feel, recognising something after an hour or more of wandering around trying to find a way “home”…indescribable!

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