Stories II

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence.” – Annette Simmons

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Toiyabe Dome

Toiyabe Dome

http://www.touristlink.com/united-states/toiyabe-dome-range.html

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“Humans like stories. Humans need stories. Stories are good. Stories work. Story clarifies and captures the essence of the human spirit. Story, in all its forms—of life, of love, of knowledge—has traced the upward surge of mankind. And story, you mark my words, will be with the last human to draw breath.” – Jasper Fforde

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Arc Dome Wilderness

Arc Dome Wilderness

http://wildernessvagabond.com/toiyabe07/toiyabe07.htm

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“Stories are the only enchantment possible, for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved.” – Anais Nin

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Arc Dome Loop

Arc Dome Loop

http://www.backpacker.com/destinations/hikes/30922

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“There is, of course, always the personal satisfaction of writing down one’s experiences so they may be saved, caught and pinned under glass, hoarded against the winter of forgetfulness. Time has been cheated a little, at least in one’s own life, and a personal, trivial immortality of an old self assured. And there is another personal satisfaction: that of the people who like to recount their adventures, the diary-keepers, the story-tellers, the letter-writers, a strange race of people who feel half cheated of an experience unless it is retold. It does not really exist until it is put into words. As though a little doubting or dull, they could not see it until it is repeated. For, paradoxically enough, the more unreal an experience becomes – translated from real action into unreal words, dead symbols for life itself – the more vivid it grows. Not only does it seem more vivid, but its essential core becomes clearer. One says excitedly to an audience, ‘Do you see – I can’t tell you how strange it was – we all of us felt…’ although actually, at the time of incident, one was not conscious of such a feeling, and only became so in the retelling. It is as inexplicable as looking all afternoon at a gray stone of a beach, and not realizing, until one tries to put it on canvas, that is in reality bright blue.” – Ann Morrow Lindbergh

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Photo: Brian Beffort (Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail)

Photo: Brian Beffort (Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail)

http://www.nevadamagazine.com/issues/read/silver_trails_off_the_beaten_path/

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“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.” – Neil Gaiman

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