September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

“All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here.”  – Jodi Picoult

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“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.”  – Andy Rooney

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Great Basin NP

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“Things separate from their stories have no meaning. They are only shapes. Of a certain size and color. A certain weight. When their meaning has become lost to us they no longer have even a name. The story on the other hand can never be lost from its place in the world for it is that place.”  – Cormac McCarthy

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Great Basin Night Sky

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“So that’s it. I’ve told you everything I know. Think clearly and think for yourself. Learn to use language to express those thoughts. Love somebody with all your heart. And with everyone, whether you love them or not, find out if you can be helpful. But really, it’s even simpler than that. After all this time, and all these talks in public and in private, I think I get it now. If I were taking my friend Arnold’s suggestion and spoke from my deathbed, I think I know what I’d say. I see now that I had my meaning all along, I just had to notice it. The meaning of life… is life. Not noticing life is what’s meaningless, even down to the last second.”  – Alan Alda

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Lightning Storm Great Basin National Park by Aerial Filmworks

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“When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.”  – Jerry Porras

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Great Basin Fall

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“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.”  – Reif Larsen

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Great Basin by Aerial Filmworks

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“Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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