Tesseract.

November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeleine L’Engle

 

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Canyon de Chelly

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“Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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White House, Canyon de Chelly

 

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“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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north rim of Canyon de Chelly

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“We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel that new possibilities of being have been opened to us. We don’t want to close a book with a sense that life is totally unfair and that there is no light in the darkness; we want to feel that we have been given illumination.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Wall at Canyon de Chelly

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“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

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“If it can be verified, we don’t need faith… Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Spider Rock Canyon de Chelly

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“But there is something about Time. The sun rises and sets. The stars swing slowly across the sky and fade. Clouds fill with rain and snow, empty themselves, and fill again. The moon is born, and dies, and is reborn. Around millions of clocks swing hour hands, and minute hands, and second hands. Around goes the continual circle of the notes of the scale. Around goes the circle of night and day, the circle of weeks forever revolving, and of months, and of years.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Aerial photo of Canyon de Chelly

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“A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Canyon de Chelly snow

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“The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.” –  Madeleine L’Engle

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Rest.

November 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.” – May Sarton

 

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San Isabel National Forest

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“Newton’s work on gravity led to the discovery of the Lagrange point, a place where opposing forces cancel one another out, and a body may remain at relative rest. This is where I am right now; the forces in my life confound one another. Better, for the moment, to be here and now, without history or future.” – Nick Harkaway

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San Isabel National Forest leads to the top of the West Spanish Peak

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“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.

(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)” – Thomas a Kempis

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Spanish Peaks, San Isabel National Forest

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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

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Learn.

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I believe that what we get out of life is what we’ve set ourselves up to get, so there’s no such thing as an inconsequential decision. Our destinies are the culmination of all the choices we’ve made along the way, which is why it’s imperative to listen hard to your inner voice when it speaks up.
Don’t let anyone else’s noise drown it out.” – Megan McCafferty

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Marble Mountain Wilderness

The Marble Mountain Wilderness is one of California’s oldest formally designated wilderness areas. Originally established in 1931 as the Marble Mountain Primitive Area, it later became one of the original wilderness areas established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. It contains over a quarter of a million acres of rugged mountainous terrain, diverse vegetation and picturesque high elevation lakes and streams. It was named for Marble Mountain, a monolith of white limestone standing 6,880 feet above sea level. Boulder Peak at 8,229 feet is the highest point in the wilderness and the mouth of Wooley Creek at the wilderness boundary is the lowest point at 640 feet.

There are over 600 miles of trails in the “Marbles” ranging from steep little used paths, to well-maintained thoroughfares..

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“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

 

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“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

 

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ManEaten Lake, Marble Mountain Wilderness

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

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Marble Mountain Wilderness

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“The trick was forgetting about what she had lost …and learning to go on with what she had left.” – Lisa Kleypas

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Alone.

November 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” – Tamim Ansary

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Land for Sale near Williams

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“Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.” – Mike Norton

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Williams AZ 1.3 Acres

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“There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. I must have time alone in which to mull over my encounter, and to extract its juice, its essence, to understand what has really happened to me as a consequence of it.” – May Sarton

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land For Sale In Kirkland, Az

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“There are people who like to be alone without feeling lonely at all.” – Toba Beta

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Francisco Mountain, an eroded stratovolcano near Flagstaff, Arizona

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“‎In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount” – Haruki Murakami

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Strength.

November 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers

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View from Big Marvine Peak CO

Elevation:  11879 ft / 3621 m

Although not one of the ten highest peaks in the Flat Tops, Big Marvine Peak is assuredly one of the top ten most picturesque. The peak lies on the western edge of Colorado’s second largest Wilderness Area–the Flat Tops Wilderness–at the head of East Marvine and Marvine Creek drainages. The peak rises beautifully from the Flat Top plateau providing outstanding views over Meeker, CO and points west as well as views of most of the major Flat Tops peaks to the east including Flat Top Mountain, Derby, Trappers Peak, and W Mountain.

http://www.summitpost.org/big-marvine-peak/751792

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“Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is a ll closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. ” – May Sarton

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Flat Tops Wilderness

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“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius

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Mandall Pass Flat Tops Wilderness

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“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Flat Top Mountain (12,354 ft)

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“The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don’t feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.” – Charles B. Handy

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D U S K

November 25, 2012 § 2 Comments

Dusk

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Victorian Griffin Brooch

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8 x 10 Dusk over Venice Beach, CA

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ART DECO Ring Amethyst Fine Silver 835

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D U S K : Ecochic Vintage Jewelry and Etsy Fine Artwork Etsy Treasury:

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F O R E S T

November 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Winter Pine Tree Forest

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63870376/winter-pine-tree-forest-for-him?ref=tre-2721060107-2

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Enchanted Forest – 8×10 Fine Art Photograph

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F O R E S T: EcoChic Vintage and Etsy Fine Artwork  Etsy Treasury:

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