I felt a little love for this person yesterday, that general love for a fellow human being.
Our paths joined as we walked up Stanage Edge. She walked ahead and then stopped to photograph her friends standing on this rock. As they came down one of them offered to take her photo up there as well. She walked up just ahead of me. She raised her arms and closed her eyes. She looked to be totally lost in the moment and gave off a feeling of complete contentment and joy in being there. I just got the one photograph, then she opened her eyes, looked down at her friend and started posing for photos whilst smiling and laughing. I didn’t want to take any more photos, i just wanted to look for a moment and walk away with a smile on my face. There was great beauty in seeing someone looking so joyful just standing on a rock with the sun shining down and a gentle breeze blowing.
I’ll never see her again, never know her name, and unless she sees this blog post she’ll never know that she gave a fellow human cause to smile and walk away feeling good about the world in that moment. So whoever you are, thank you.