Flat rock.

April 25, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Stories nurture our connection to place and to each other. They show us where we have been and where we can go. They remind us of how to be human, how to live alongside the other lives that animate this planet. … When we lose stories, our understanding of the world is less rich, less true.” – Susan J. Tweit, Walking Nature Home: A Life’s Journey

Wallstreet in Utah

http://themorningfresh.com/tag/utah/

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“To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told — that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks.” – Beryl Markham

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Pictographs, Grand Gulch, Utah

http://www.widerange.org/gallery/grand-gulch-loop-hike/

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“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”  – Vincent van Gogh

Burr Trail Rd near Boulder UT

http://www.downtheavenue.com/on-nature/

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“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”  – Mary Oliver

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Fins at Park Avenue part of Arches

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/6942

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Steamboat Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

http://article.wn.com/view/2012/04/20/28th_National_Space_Symposium_starts_today/

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

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