Story.

July 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

“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

 

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old stagecoach route AZ

http://westerntrips.blogspot.com/2011/09/visit-to-movie-ranches-and-hollywoods.html

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“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.”  – Gilda Radnor

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View from old stagecoach stop of Tortilla Flat

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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”  – Philip Pullman

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old Butterfield Stagecoach Route Stop ruins

http://lovin-our-life.blogspot.com/2012/02/alamo-mtn-nm.html

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“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”  – Madeleine L’Engle

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Old Stagecoach Road to Stanton

http://geogypsy.blogspot.com/2010/01/mwt-gold-fever-in-stanton-arizona.html

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“But then, that’s the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there’s no feeling like it.”  – T.C. Boyle

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Boulder Canyon – Tortilla Flat, Arizona

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“As it unfolded, the structure of the story began to remind me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable ever-smaller dolls within. Step by step the narrative split into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections.”  – Carlos Ruiz Zafon’

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Superstition Mountain Museum

http://www.visiting-arizona.com/tag/apache-trail/

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“Well, it seems to me that there are books that tell stories, and then there are books that tell truths… The first kind, they show you life like you want it to be. With villains getting what they deserve and the hero seeing what a fool he’s been and marrying the heroine and happy endings and all that… But the second kind, they show you life more like it is… The first kind makes you cheerful and contented, but the second kind shakes you up.”  – Jennifer Donnelly

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Bumble Bee, an old stage coach post

http://griggits.blogspot.com/2009/08/arizona-justice-league-rides-again.html

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“Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart.” – Stephen R. Lawhead

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Land near Bisbee AZ

http://www.landandfarm.com/property/.85_Acres_997_Tucson_Bisbee_Az-431111/

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“I always wondered why the makers leave housekeeping and cooking out of their tales. Isn’t it what all the great wars and battles are fought for — so that at day’s end a family may eat together in a peaceful house?”  – Ursula K. Le Guin

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Near Bisbee

http://www.discovershareinspire.com/2011/10/historic-mining-town-bisbee-az/

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“Maybe our favorite quotation says something more about us, than they say about the stories and people we’re quoting.”  – John Green

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tortilla flat AZ

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“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”  – Sharon Salzberg

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