The “Now” of a Foggy Ride to Work

First of all, apologies for not producing as many long stories these days. I have a few in the works, but I just don’t have much time these days. I’ll post them as they are finished. This post is a true account, something I was thinking of as I rode to work today on my motorbike.

Taken in Wanju, South Korea

not taken today, but similar

I rode my motorbike out along a small highway going out of the city this morning. I passed the Ajung reservoir and Kirin peak beyond, the tops dissolving into the nebulous grey of the fog. All this was reflected perfectly on the still surface of the reservoir. Besides the hum of my engine and the other cars, the world was silent.

I thought, “This would make a great picture. Maybe I should stop and take one.”

Then I thought, “But pictures are all about later–about the Then. And they can never compare to the Now.”

So I didn’t stop. I continued on, over the mountain pass and down into the next valley where my school was, soaking in the wondrous beauty all around me and enjoying the sublime Now.

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I am a writer of anything quirky and weird. I love most genres of fiction and in each there are stories that I would consider "my kind of story". View all posts by David Stewart

7 responses to “The “Now” of a Foggy Ride to Work

  • Joyce

    I can relate to the ‘time’ issue when there isn’t enough of it to do or finish what was started and needing to get done. Too many things can creep into a day, then priorities have to be set whether it is in writing projects or just the most necessary mundane things. I like this pic, David. I think fog is something that speaks mystery into a picture and one wonders what is out there, but hopefully you are getting to work safely on your motor bike. Have a great weekend.

  • aishpandey

    it better to write beutiful thigs as they come to mind than forcing to just post an article on the blog 🙂 the pic is bful ! 🙂

  • Eric Alagan

    Of course, now, if we could only recollect the now – as vividly. The old having-the-cake-and-eating-it-too choice. Some wise acre said, have two cakes. LOL

    Happy for you – not many people have a lovely route to work.

  • Sharmishtha Basu

    you should have taken the picture! to share with us 🙂

  • namitasunder

    I too would have done kind of similar thing….I mean not clicking but would have definitely tempted to stop may be for few minutes on the way tp sip in the beauty all around.

  • Susannah Bianchi

    I like the brevity of this…who says it always has to be long…haven’t you ever read The Elements of Style? It’s an art to be succinct and clipped. Could see you on your bike…could hear the quiet except for that hum 🙂

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