Beauty.

December 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?” – Marvin Gaye

 

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Winter Snow Grand Canyon

Winter Snow Grand Canyon

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“I’ve always felt almost human. I’ve always known that there’s something about me that’s different than other dogs. Sure, I’m stuffed into a dog’s body, but that’s just the shell. It’s what’s inside that’s important. The soul. And my soul is very human.” – Garth Stein, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

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North Rim Grand Canyon

North Rim Grand Canyon

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“Look at me, chica.” When she does, I repeat, “Eres hermosa.”
“What does it mean?”
“You’re beautiful.” – Simone Elkeles

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Grand Canyon snow

Grand Canyon snow

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“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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Grand Canyon path snow

Grand Canyon path snow

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“You’re beautful. Yes you are, you’re very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.” – Orson Welles

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Aerial photo of Grand Canyon in Snow & Fog

Aerial photo of Grand Canyon in Snow & Fog

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“ And no matter where you are right now, you can come on out and stand in the middle of it as the sun is going down, and you can know that right in the spot where you are standing, there used to be someone else, that at some other point in time, someone stood where you are standing, thinking their own thoughts. And someday in the future someone will stand there and wonder about you, wonder if there was ever anybody else.

Keep in mind that you are making memories.

Consider that something you take for granted today may be the one thing you might pine for someday, and there might not be any more of it left, but you’ll remember its sweetness. Remember the curve of the sun in your bedroom window late in the day, the way your little brother’s hair smelled after his bath, and the sound of your mother and father talking in the kitchen.

Make sure you notice if the trees meet in an arch over your street, or if there’s a certain sound that you hear at a particular time every day. Take note of those people who are so familiar to you, and consider memorizing them for a time when they are gone.
And know that if anyone ever says to you, “What will you always remember about this place?” you will know just exactly which story it is that you would tell them.” – Pam Conrad

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Grand Canyon snow

Grand Canyon snow

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“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” – Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Grand Canyon early morning snow

Grand Canyon early morning snow

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“You know those little moments when an unexpected act or a spoken word affects your heart with sweet, satiating intensity – a simple gesture that possesses deep, personal meaning beyond what anyone realizes?  You know those tender moments?  That’s God pressing his lips on your forehead and whispering, ‘I love you’.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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