Beautifully Lonely

It's a common question: do you get lonely?

The answer: Yes. Most definitely yes. I'm not sure what it is about me, but that feeling doesn't seem to bother too much. Perhaps it's because I always have my camera and notepad and an image or thought I want to capture. Perhaps something's wrong with me. Probably a little of both.

I got so busy living up in Alaska (and those stories will trickle out for years to come) that I'm already on my way back down to the lower 48. The Alaska Highway is empty, all the people hauled out in August (it's now October). It's cold, but the light is so pretty, so low in the sky it's almost an eternal sunset. I'm really lonely now. I'm feeling the depths of that feeling... that emptiness. And I'm ready to see friends or people I will soon call friends. At least I have the vibrant Yukon fall colors and smooth skipping stones to pass the time.