PHOTOS

ON THE ROAD

08/23/2011

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BREAKING DAWN
by Bassam Tariq

The following photos and writing were done while driving through the Appalachians in West Virginia

We leave at dusk and head East. The car is quiet. All you hear are the sounds of the wind, the trucks passing and wipers making way in the fog. Clouds gather and your eyes get heavy. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel. Don’t fall asleep. Sleep will derail us. It will kill us.

Cutting through a mountain is work. Clouds live here. They are happy hugging trees, steeples and windshields. From this close, they are puffs of second hand smoke but healthier.

The rocking of the road tries again to put us to sleep but a light rips the clouds. Our eyes widen. We squint and then pull the visors down. The day begins and we are reminded that this is what we live for.

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  • Hifza M

    Greatly captured!

  • Jesus

    TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • azeem quadri

    Is this a national geographic clone now. People cultures food quirky is what we come here for.Get back to work.

  • http://amenaskhan.wordpress.com Amenaskhan

    “This is what we live for”-Beautiful. 

  • http://www.melibeeglobal.com Melibee Global

    beautiful!  Can you also do a series on the variety of food that you eat during break fast?  (I’m serious – I know, geeky, eh?)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KWCUCJ5S2ZWGC2IDW4G45WR4GE bigoka

    I’m sorry. If I were traveling with you, I would have demanded you pull over for that shot of the fog wrapped around the mountains. Beautiful. 

  • http://twitter.com/hussainalavi Hussain Alavi

    Masha Allah Nice pictures.

  • seef

    Seriously, did Edward jump out of the forest to punch a chevy out of your path or something? You can’t seriously be that out of touch with current entertainment trends to think you’d get away with that title! Still, love the pics. Hope you took hundreds.

  • seef

    Seriously, did Edward jump out of the forest to punch a chevy out of your path or something? You can’t seriously be that out of touch with current entertainment trends to think you’d get away with that title! Still, love the pics. Hope you took hundreds.


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