Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Dunes near Swapokmund, Namibia

Dunes near Swapokmund, Namibia

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
–Khalil Gibran

The sand dunes outside the town of Swapokmund, Namibia feel infinite. Grains of sand, for as far as the eye can see, stretch out forward into the future and behind into the past. While there, we couldn’t help but think about our tiny place in the universe. Walking up the dunes (especially carrying a sandboard, as in the photo above) was a challenge only met by putting one foot in front of the other, each step in the footprints of one who’d gone before. As we move forward, life lessons never cease. Each situation we face results in experiences that better equip us as we go on. This is progress. Every day, we should try to take one step in the direction of progress, ever moving forward, doing something different from what was done yesterday, taking chances and leaving footprints for those who will come later.

See more posts with the theme of “Forward” at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge page.

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Free-spirited traveler at peace on the slow road. Packs light and treads lightly. Tamara writes about the nomadic lifestyle and slow travel along with budget-friendly tips and destination guides.