Remember.

December 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. – J.M. Barrie

 

 

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Wasatch Mountains at sunset

Wasatch Mountains at sunset

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“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” – Milan Kundera

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Ashley National Forest

 

Ashley National Forest, Utah

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“The Gentle Gardener

I’d like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I’d like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way I’d left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.” – Edward Guest

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Clouds along the Wasatch Mountains

Clouds along the Wasatch Mountains

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“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.” – Tan Twan Eng

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Wasatch Mts

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“I remember making that vow, the one not to forget. Not to remember what happened, but to remember who I was and how I felt.” – Neil Gaiman

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Wasatch Mountains in Alpine / Draper area

Wasatch Mountains in Alpine / Draper area

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“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” – Virginia Woolf

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