Mirror.

July 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

“To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.” – Victoria Moran

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Rio de Chelly

The Rio de Chelly begins near the Chuska Mountains close to the Arizona–New Mexico border and winds through canyons up to 31 meters deep, although Canyon de Chelly itself is only 9 meters deep. The name, De Chelly, is a Spanish variation of the Navajo word “Tsegi”, which means roughly “rock canyon”.

http://www.fossweb.com/resources/pictures/615301345.html

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Alluvial sandstone boulders Lukachukai AZ

http://muench.photoshelter.com/image/I0000MDBNSZb2Ybg

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“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”  – Carlos Ruiz Zafon’

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Lukachikai

http://pacificu.blogspot.com/2012/02/january-on-reservation-guest-blogger.html

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“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.” – Jose Saramago

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Lukachukai Pass

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/terrific-mountain-pass-information-90085-3.html

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“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”  – John O”Donohue

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Red Valley AZ

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1277244820034222880PttnVr

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“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.”  – John Coltrane

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Rain Clouds St. Michaels AZ

http://images.mitrasites.com/wallpaper/st.-michaels-arizona.html

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“Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that’s what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you. When your mind is trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image.

The inner world is the world of your requirements and your energies and your structure and your possibilities that meets the outer world. And the outer world is the field of your incarnation. That’s where you are. You’ve got to keep both going. As Novalis said, ‘The seat of the soul is there where the inner and outer worlds meet.”  – Joseph Campbell

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Petrified Araucarioxylon arizonicum Ganado AZ

http://ghosts.wiccanroad.com/Apache.htm

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“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.” – Paul Coelho

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Window Rock AZ

http://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/photography-interlude-more-arizona-pics/

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“We have a soul at times.
No one’s got it non-stop,
for keeps.

Day after day,
year after year
may pass without it.

Sometimes
it will settle for awhile
only in childhood’s fears and raptures.
Sometimes only in astonishment
that we are old.

It rarely lends a hand
in uphill tasks,
like moving furniture,
or lifting luggage,
or going miles in shoes that pinch.

It usually steps out
whenever meat needs chopping
or forms have to be filled.

For every thousand conversations
it participates in one,
if even that,
since it prefers silence.

Just when our body goes from ache to pain,
it slips off-duty.

It’s picky:
it doesn’t like seeing us in crowds,
our hustling for a dubious advantage
and creaky machinations make it sick.

Joy and sorrow
aren’t two different feelings for it.
It attends us
only when the two are joined.

We can count on it
when we’re sure of nothing
and curious about everything.

Among the material objects
it favors clocks with pendulums
and mirrors, which keep on working
even when no one is looking.

It won’t say where it comes from
or when it’s taking off again,
though it’s clearly expecting such questions.

We need it
but apparently
it needs us
for some reason too.” – Wislawa Szyborska

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