Fit For Human Consumption
Take 52 Week #42: Human
This week, I opted to tweak the theme again. Instead of trying to pose a human being, I took a little drive.
I live in a small city, near a large city, bridged by just enough farms and cattle to let me fake like I live in the country. The human touch is everywhere – cranes, construction, fast food. But a two-minute trip and you’re rural.
I had a limited time before the sun went down and I drove down grid roads, long grass rustling in the breeze. Geese called in the distance as they circled and swarmed, practicing for a long flight home. To my left, I saw a flash. As soon as I realized what it was, I pulled over and did a u-turn – I found my subject.
Car in park, hazards flashing, I outran the setting sun and caught the glint of illuminated silver and orange on the tracks of a nearby oat mill. These rail lines, lit like an airport runway in the fading sun, are the arteries of a plant that processes grain fit for human consumption.
I like the shine and diagonal line of the track, the rail spikes, the rocks. I love the sunset against the textured trees, the flickering lights of the mill.
And I love that I can leave home and find beauty in unexpected places.
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