Some places pull you in even before you visit them.
You hear about them for years and years... look them up online... talk to people about them... and when you finally are IN them - you are pulled like a magnet, like a piece of puzzle. Some places are a must visit, they're on your bucket list and you will make your way to them sooner or later, but they lack that magnetic pull, that extra something that stays with you long after you left the place.
The day starts early, for a change. After a well rested night, we wake up early knowing what's in store for us, and make our way out of our sauna-like cabin and into the long drive to Yosemite national park. The road is long and the anticipation is high, and when we arrive to the famed 'Tunnel View', the famous image of Yosemite valley is turned into a reality right in front of our eyes.
But no magnet is pulling me in.
Not at the tunnel view, and not in the various other Yosemite attractions we find ourselves throughout the day. It is spectacularly beautiful in Yosmeite, of course, but no matter how epic it gets - it's not a piece of the puzzle for me.
Why do we have emotional bonds with some places, but not with others? Why do some places rock our world even when no one else would ever consider them to be a bucket list must? Why did I get underwhelmed in one of the most considered beautiful places in the world!?
Maybe Day 4 will bring along some answers.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman