wonder II

August 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

To boast wonder takes great courage. Being left speechless with joy is not for the weak. We forget to be surprised by everyday miracles, like toast springing up, the mesmerizing blue in the sky, or even simple friendships. To touch and remember this delicate sense of wonder, we travel. We deliberately let ourselves become tourists to welcome in this unique delight.” ― Edmond Manning

 

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Lost Cannon Peak

Lost Cannon Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/lost-cannon-peak-from-wells-peak/761675

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“We need mystery. Creator in her wisdom knew this. Mystery fills us with awe and wonder. They are the foundations of humility, and humility is the foundation of all learning. So we do not seek to unravel this. We honour it by letting it be that way forever.”

The quote of a grandmother explaining The Great Mystery of the universe to her grandson.” ― Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse

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Arnot Peak

Arnot Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/arnot-view-west/541612

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“Until the longing came again, like the longing that you hear in the whistle of a train that is going far away. But the longing isn’t really in the whistle, the longing is in you—for the wonder and the loveliness that is in the world, and everywhere.” ― Meindert DeJong, The Little Cow and the Turtle

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North Hiram Peak

North Hiram Peak

http://tahoetowhitney.com/TY-Ebbetts_Pass_to_Sonora_Pass/highland-creek/highland-lakes-to-pct-wolf-creek-pass.html

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.” ― Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

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