Hidden or unused
A lot is going on in this planetrails timelapse from last night. Planes taking off, landing, crossing here and there, a few satellites moving against the steady paths of the stars. And amongst it all are dim trails. Just traces. By smaller planes, traveling along a route to less visited places. Maybe it’s a leisurely flight.
Even though at first glance they look the same, there seems to be a huge difference beetween the hidden path and the unused. I think that’s by design.
In your journeys do you travel the well trodden paths? Do you look for the abandoned tread?Or do you seek the more mysterious hidden way?
Take a different path today. How did it make you feel? How did your feet find it?
A lot is happening in this image and in it I have a little foreknowledge; I know how this scene unfolded. Near the beginning a couple planes take off together, maybe fighter planes. And they wander around together creating a faint trail. I’m fascinated while hiking with faint traces; old unused trails, faint animal paths. And I reflected on how some of these paths may be well used but just camouflaged, hidden from plain view. Where do these paths lead? What is there meaning? Will this trail evolve into a well used path or will the well-used paths fall into disuse and forgetfulness. What stories were told along these paths? and how can I add a few words to the journey?