Don’t mistake the edge of the rut for the horizon.
Ruts carved into stone by the passage of wagons on the Oregon Trail - near Guernsey, Wyoming.
I was struck by the power of getting into a rut when visiting this site on the road trip to Colorado. Countless numbers of pioneer's wooden wheeled wagons carved this cut, these narrow ruts through solid rock.
I have nothing profound at all to say here. I only marveled at the power of following the known path. I thought about the difficulty of breaking out of our easy routines and understandings. How challenging it is to create a new path.
Oh, and how tried and true methods can move a lot people a very long way...