Most of the time when I’m traveling around North America and put up in a hotel, the view out my window is a wall, a parking lot, a dumpster or some high rises. Here in Salzburg, this is what I got to see the other day.
I’m looking for the right metaphor to carry those two enormous beams of light breaking through the clouds, some dramatic story to go with the primeval images, some old myth involving Zeus or Thor. But truth be told, nothing comes to mind. Except how extraordinarily beautiful and majestic this moment was.
So here’s a new idea. You write the story to go with the photo. If it becomes a best-selling novel or the screenplay to an Oscar-winning film, give me 10%.