Enjoy the Ride
Here the line is drawn without interruption… the two-tone union of earth and sky.
"Every second changes like a season; do not look away, the next will be more beautiful than the last…"
It’s nothing like the watered world. It is on, or it is off, and it is always beautiful. Every second changes like a season; do not look away, the next will be more beautiful than the last… and though you will be here forever, reduced someday to the elements from which you are made, your time to see it is short – touch it, smell it, listen while you can.
"This dry land is the blood in their veins. They delight in it and will die without it."
All things here are speaking to each other. The echoes of it reverberate all around you in quiet harmony – Night and day, predator and prey… This chorus of creatures can only be here. They are born for it – armored and fanged for it. They live to be here and only here… This dry land is the blood in their veins. They delight in it and will die without it. It has taken them millions of years to get here. They know the impossibly long cycle… As the patient wind sweeps the mountains to sand – to empty through the cosmic hourglass and make mountains again on the other side… a ripple of time, unnoticed by the sun that started it all – as you now stand here and watch it backlight these mountains, while the wind is yet again sweeping them to sand and so on.
"You will find what you are looking for."
You will find what you are looking for. It is here – if not in this valley, it will be in the next or in the rocks between them. Be content to look. That is why you came. Enjoy the ride.
Todd Blubaugh was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. His earliest interests were in art and motorbikes and since the age of 12, Todd has been pursuing these two passions. He currently works in film, writes, shoots, and pursues collaborations with his roommates at The Chun, a motorcycle warehouse and art space in Los Angeles. The free-spirit artist shares his passion for open roads through aspirational imagery and poetic travel notes that resonate with Serengeti’s DNA.