Wonder II.

March 26, 2013 § 3 Comments

“At moments of wonder, it is easy to avoid small thinking, to entertain thoughts that span the universe, that capture both thunder and tinkle, thick and thin, the near and the far.” – Yann Martel

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Woodchute Mountain

Woodchute Mountain


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“At some point, one asks, “Toward what end is my life lived?” A great freedom comes from being able to answer that question. A sleeper can be decoyed out of bed by the sheer beauty of dawn on the open seas. Part of my job, as I see it, is to allow that to happen. Sleepers like me need at some point to rise and take their turn on morning watch for the sake of the planet, but also for their own sake, for the enrichment of their lives. From the deserts of Namibia to the razor-backed Himalayas, there are wonderful creatures that have roamed the Earth much longer than we, creatures that not only are worthy of our respect but could teach us about ourselves.” – Diane Ackerman

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Peloncillo Mountain

Peloncillo Mountain


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“…we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you. That’s why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.” – R. J. Palacio

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§ 3 Responses to Wonder II.

  • Are all of these images ones you’ve taken? They are really nice.

  • southwestdesertlover says:

    Hi Derrick and thank you for your kind words. I lived our West for 14 years and there are places I’m quite fond of where I’ve spent alot of time. Everyday I spent time looking for images of specific places and then look for quotes that “feel” right. It’s become a kind of meditative exercise. I hope to move back West for the last time this year or in 2014 at the latest. Thanks again! Kindest regards, Karen

  • Good for you!! I hope you peruse through my stuff, I share quite a few Western images! 🙂

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