life.

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally. The end result is what matters. What one felt was what one experienced. One retires to bed as wearily from having dreamed as from having done hard physical labor. One never lives so intensely as when one has been thinking hard.”  - Fernando Pessoa

 

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Mt. Tipton at sunset

Mt. Tipton at sunset

http://www.azwild.org/newsletter/2003_03_wildwatch.shtml

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“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.”  - J.D. Stroube

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 Mt. Tipton Wilderness in Mohave County AZ

Mt. Tipton Wilderness in Mohave County AZ

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/MtTipton.html

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“The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.”  - Eudora Welty

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Private land within Mt. Tipton Wilderness

Private land within Mt. Tipton Wilderness

http://www.azwild.org/newsletter/2003_03_wildwatch.shtml

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”  - Robert Frost

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Mount Tipton Wilderness occupies the highest part of the Cerbat Range

Mount Tipton Wilderness occupies the highest part of the Cerbat Range

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/WhiteHillsWind.html

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“I don’t think immediate tragedy is a very good source of art. It can be, but too often it’s raw and painful and un-dealt-with. Sometimes art can be a really good escape from the intolerable, and a good place to go when things are bad, but that doesn’t mean you have to write directly about the bad thing; sometimes you need to let time pass, and allow the thing that hurts to get covered with layers, and then you take it out, like a pearl, and you make art out of it.

When my father died, on the plane from his funeral in the UK back to New York, still in shock, I got out my notebook and wrote a script. It was a good place to go, the place that script was, and I went there so deeply and so far that when we landed Maddy had to tap me on the arm to remind me that I had to get off the plane now. (She says I looked up at her, puzzled, and said “But I want to find out what happens next.”) It was where I went and what I did to cope, and I was amazed, some weeks later when I pulled out that notebook to start typing, to find that I’d written pretty much the entire script in that six hour journey.”  - Neil Gaiman

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surface.

April 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Have you ever noticed how we often live on the surface of our lives? Each day is like the previous day. Time passes, and we continue to feel like we’re living a life less than we deserve. So, dive deeper into your life, and discover what lies below the surface….”  - James A. Murphy

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Little Colorado River

Little Colorado River

http://www.seaglen.com/can-x-2007/

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“Every moment is a crossroad in time. Consider that, as above so below and as inside so outside and live accordingly.”  - Grigoris Deoudis

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flowers.

April 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”  - Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

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ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85139533/original-oil-painting-white-mist-23-x-30

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“Ephemerals: That’s what Hub called them; flowers that bloomed and died in a matter of weeks, before the trees leafed out and shaded them. She liked the way the word sounded in her head. I am an ephemeral. It made her feel like something passing and precious.”  - Pamela Todd

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Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14"x16"

Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14″x16″

https://www.etsy.com/listing/71071096/daffodil-watercolor-original-yellow-and?ref=favs_view_3

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“The Gentle Gardener

I’d like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I’d like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way I’d left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.”  - Edward Guest

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Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8x10, "Bike In Pujols"

Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8×10, “Bike In Pujols”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112783825/bicycle-photography-travel-bicycle

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“When I was a girl,” she had once told a friend, “I was terribly sure trees and flowers were the same as birds or people. That they thought things, and talked among themselves. And we could hear them if we really tried. It was just a matter of emptying your head of all other sounds. Being very quiet and listening very hard. Sometimes I still believe that. But one can never get quiet enough…”)”  - Truman Capote

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space.

April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

“In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”  - Carl Sagan

 

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near Blanding

near Blanding

http://capndavedinosaurs.com/blog/?p=36

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” – Henry David Thoreau

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UT 191 through Monument Valley and Blanding

UT 191 through Monument Valley and Blanding

http://westernviews.us/category/utah/

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“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.”  - Haruki Murakami

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 Nizhoni Campground area in the Manti-La Sal National Forest

Nizhoni Campground area in the Manti-La Sal National Forest

http://4cornershikesbridges.blogspot.com/

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“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”  - Jeanette Winterson

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story.

April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

“You may in the privacy of the heart take out the albums of your own life and search them for the people you have loved and learned from…and those moments in the past – many of them half-forgotten – through which you glimpsed, however dimly and fleetingly, the sacredness of your own journey.” – Frederick Buecher

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u.s. route 163

u.s. route 163

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_163

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“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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County Road 133/132

County Road 133/132

http://4cornershikescanyonlands.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html

 

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“And why am I so sure they are driven by and inspired by story?  Because I am. Because you are. Perhaps our greatest freedom is to nurture the passion on which out life decisions and actions rest. Stories are the source of our decisions and actions.  Stories excite our dedication in ways that conceptual thought alone cannot.” – Christina Baldwin

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Highway 191 between Crescent Junction and Moab

Highway 191 between Crescent Junction and Moab

http://www.landslidetechnology.com/rockfall-SR-191-cut-design-moab.htm

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“We are real human beings living in a story that we think of in terms of our own lifetimes.  But our lives are just a collection of decades in the middle of a much longer story, a much longer and far more complicated shift in human consciousness than most of us can imagine.” - Christina Baldwin

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spring.

April 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Original Watercolor Painting of Purple Lavender Flower - Flower of My Heart - Abstract Flower Watercolor Art

Original Watercolor Painting of Purple Lavender Flower – Flower of My Heart – Abstract Flower Watercolor Art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156431759/original-watercolor-painting-of-purple?ref=tre-2723465831-2

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Signed Miriam Haskell Necklace Earrings Purple Art Glass Beads Rhinestone Baroque Pearls Gold Brass Vintage Jewelry Mid Century

Signed Miriam Haskell Necklace Earrings Purple Art Glass Beads Rhinestone Baroque Pearls Gold Brass Vintage Jewelry Mid Century

https://www.etsy.com/listing/186086281/signed-miriam-haskell-necklace-earrings?ref=tre-2723465831-7

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIzNDY1ODMx/mothers-day-gift-ideas?ref=pr_treasury
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beginning.

April 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

“In literature and in life we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings.” – Sam Tanenhaus

 

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Lake Tahoe Landscape Painting- 28x22in

Lake Tahoe Landscape Painting- 28x22in

https://www.etsy.com/listing/38159423/lake-tahoe-landscape-painting-28x22in?ref=favs_view_2

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“writing is like being in love. You never get better at it or learn more about it. The day you think you do is the day you lose it. Robert Frost called his work a lover’s quarrel with the world. It’s ongoing. It has neither a beginning nor an end. You don’t have to worry about learning things. The fire of one’s art burns all the impurities from the vessel that contains it.”  - James Lee Burke

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