Tender.

April 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – Dalai Lama XVI

 

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Toiyabe Crest

Toiyabe Crest

http://wildernessvagabond.com/toiyabe09/toiyabe09.htm

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“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” – C.R. Strahan

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Shapeshift.

April 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B Yeats

 

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Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim

http://www.johnmirandaphoto.com/canyongallery.htm

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“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S. Lewis

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GC North Rim

GC North Rim

http://wingnutphotos.blogspot.com/

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“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.” – Shannon Hale

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GC North Rim

GC North Rim

http://pagosasprings.com/the-north-rim-of-the-grand-canyon-by-paula-bain/

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“The empathic propensity of our body is in large part a consequence of the differentiation and divergence of our several senses. For it’s only by turning our bodily attention toward another that we experience the convergence and reassembly of our separate senses into a dynamic unity.  Only by entering into relation with others do we effect our own integration and coherence.  Such others might be people, or they might be wetlands, or works of art…..Each thing attentively pondered, gathers our senses together in a unique way.  This juncture, this conjoining of divergent senses over there, in the other, leads us to experience that other as a center of experience in its own right…” – David Abram

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Direction.

April 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

“The wave is the signature of every experience of life. By understanding the nature of waves and their characteristics, and applying that understanding to our lives, we can navigate life with a little more grace.” – Jeffrey R. Anderson

 

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Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail

http://krudmeister.blogspot.com/2010/07/trtpct-split-mile-100.html

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“Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” – Bryant McGill

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Freel Peak

Freel Peak

http://annafortner.blogspot.com/

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“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” – Bryce Courtenay

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Dardanelles Lake

Dardanelles Lake

http://tahoetowhitney.com/picturetrail/Tahoe_to_Alpine/Echo_Summit_to_Round_Lake/Schneiders_to_Showers_Junctions.html

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“It was a pity that there was no radar to guide one across the trackless seas of life. Every man had to find his own way, steered by some secret compass of the soul. And sometimes, late or early, the compass lost its power and spun aimlessly on its bearings. – Arthur C. Clarke

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Wilson Peak

Wilson Peak

https://www.sites.google.com/site/kaletbrian/peaks/wilson

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“Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. … One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can “be”, that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.” – Rollo May

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Wish.

April 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Life is made up of chances to make choices, decisions of what you wish to do; the accumulated result of those choices is what you call your life.” – Steven Redhead

 

 

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Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

http://www.americanforests.org/blog/

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“Apparently, the world is not a wish-granting factory.” – John Green

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Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

http://www.everytrail.com/destination/long-ridge-open-space-preserve

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“Be not wishing and pining, but thankfully content.  For it is a short bridge between wanting and regret.” – Richelle Goodrich

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Long Ridge to Portola Redwoods

Long Ridge to Portola Redwoods

http://www.trailstompers.com/long-ridge-to-portola-redwoods-trail-run.html

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“Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen.” – Ann Sexton

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Black-tailed deer gather on a ridge at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.

Black-tailed deer gather on a ridge at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.

http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Best-of-the-Midpeninsula-district-parks-4075557.php

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“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” – George Eliot

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Arctic.

April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pensive, 11x14 inch Nature Dog Photograph, White Husky Wolf, Free Shipping

Pensive, 11×14 inch Nature Dog Photograph, White Husky Wolf, Free Shipping

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91621657/pensive-11×14-inch-nature-dog-photograph?ref=tre-2721794957-5

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Vintage Juliana Blue Pillowcase Earrings Art Glass

Vintage Juliana Blue Pillowcase Earrings Art Glass

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126167711/vintage-juliana-blue-pillowcase-earrings?ref=tre-2721794957-3

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A Snowy Arctic Owl in the Desert - An Original 8"X10" Photo Print - Photo by Rachel

A Snowy Arctic Owl in the Desert – An Original 8″X10″ Photo Print – Photo by Rachel

https://www.etsy.com/listing/95600669/a-snowy-arctic-owl-in-the-desert-an?ref=tre-2721794957-7

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Vintage Iridescent Blue glass cufflinks

Vintage Iridescent Blue glass cufflinks

https://www.etsy.com/listing/110530018/vintage-iridescent-blue-glass-cufflinks?ref=tre-2721794957-8

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Arctic 1 - mountains from above - photographic print

Arctic 1 – mountains from above – photographic print

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91349634/arctic-1-mountains-from-above?ref=tre-2721794957-15

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Arctic: VJSE Group 50/50  Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIxNzk0OTU3/arctic-vjse-group-5050?ref=pr_treasury

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Letter.

April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

“open me carefully” – Emily Dickenson

 

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Grafton Peak and Ridge

Grafton Peak and Ridge

http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/nv/lincoln.html

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“A letter is a soul, so faithful an echo of the speaking voice that to the sensitive it is among the richest treasures of love.” – Honore’ de Balzac

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Rawe Peak

Rawe Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/rawe-peak/510690

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“Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. ” – Nicholas Sparks, “Message in a Bottle”.

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Journey.

April 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking things.” – Henry Miller

 

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Currant Mountain Wilderness

Currant Mountain Wilderness

http://www.nevadawilderness.org/library/area.asp?nMode=1&nLibraryID=47

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“Our route toward spiritual evolution is radiantly clear. We all have our own unique individual journey to walk toward enlightenment. Living on the brink of evolutionary change means that new ground is being broken and new consciousness is being raised. Truth is of the essence – we have no dogma, no set formula, no prescribed rules, no false standards to follow. All we have is the truth within our souls. I believe most of us want to follow the light, the path of healing and not destroying our earth, but we don’t have the courage, the lion heart, to follow our individual truth toward enlightenment. Giving in to our fears, we bury our “gold” beneath the false value systems of our societies, and we attempt to comfort ourselves with the notion that we have no power or responsibility for what is happening to our world. The reality is that, potentially, we all have the power of light – the White Lion – within us. The very first step is to overcome our fears. Thereafter, our hearts will lead the way.” – Linda Tucker

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CurrantMtn

CurrantMtn

http://www.sangres.com/nevada/wilderness/currant-mountain.htm#.UXipuqK-okw

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“Life didn’t go how I had planned, but I couldn’t have planned a better life. Somewhere in between the beginning and eternity, I fought the war that we all must fight–the journey that in taking, forces us to come face to face with our own realities.” – Laura Miller

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Rawhide Mountain

Rawhide Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/rawhide-mountain-nv/783754

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“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” – Joyce Meyer

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