solace.

September 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”  – Cassandra Clare

 

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Arizona route 66

Arizona route 66

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_State_Route_66

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“In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my pace of life than my peace of life. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it’s solace I’m after, I don’t need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind.”  – Steve Goodier

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Kaibab

Kaibab

http://geogypsytraveler.com/tag/snake-gulch-trail/

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“A long time have I lived with you
And now we must be going
Separately to be together.
Perhaps I shall be the wind
To blur your smooth waters
So that you do not see your face too much.
Perhaps I shall be the star
To guide your uncertain wings
So that you have direction in the night.
Perhaps I shall be the fire
To separate your thoughts
So that you do not give up.
Perhaps I shall be the rain
To open up the earth
So that your seed may fall.
Perhaps I shall be the snow
To let your blossoms sleep
So that you may bloom in spring.
Perhaps I shall be the stream
To play a song on the rock
So that you are not alone.
Perhaps I shall be a new mountain
So that you always have a home.”  – Nancy Wood

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listen.

September 29, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Listening to intuition is similar to watching wind wiggle a pond. Allow the ripples to move you where you need to be.”  – Soul Dancer

 

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Golden Lotus Mountain

Golden Lotus Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/un-13-050-golden-lotus-mountain/541039

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“I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something”  – Eddie Vedder

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journey.

September 27, 2013 § 2 Comments

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”  – Anais Nin

 

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Red Canyon in Dixie NP

Red Canyon in Dixie NP

http://are.berkeley.edu/~jperloff/PHOTO/PARKS/parks.htm

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“Life is a valuable and unique opportunity
to discover who you are.
But it seems as soon as you near
answering that age-old question,
something unexpected always happens
to alter your course.
And who it is you thought you were
suddenly changes.

Then comes the frustrating realization
that no matter how long life endures,
no matter how many experiences
are muddled through in this existence,
you may never really be able
to answer the question…..

Who am I?

Because the answer, like the seasons,
constantly, subtly, inevitably changes.
And who it is you are today,
is not the same person you will be tomorrow.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Kanab to Sevier

Kanab to Sevier

http://us89society.org/RoadTripGuides/ColoradoPlateau/KanabtoSevier/tabid/181/Default.aspx

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“The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.”  – Thomas Merton

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courage.

September 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”  – Eric Roth

 

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89 near Kenab

89 near Kenab

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6068046

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“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”  – Paul Coelho

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Horse property near Kenab

Horse property near Kenab

http://lakepowellrealty.net/lake-powell-property/southern-utah-properties/

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”  – Ann Landers

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history.

September 25, 2013 § 1 Comment

“Most cowgirls are natural storytellers, their art honed by years of practice. . . . It serves as entertainment; it also preserves the humor and value of a unique way of life.” – Teresa Jordan

 

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Aerial Canyon of the Ancients

Aerial Canyon of the Ancients

http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm/artist_in_residence.html

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“As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that the things that are truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. Courage and kindness, loyalty, truth, and helpfulness are always the same and always needed.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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walk.

September 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

“From the center, no one can run. Not even wind.”  – Qaisar Iqbal Janjua

 

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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Zigzagging its way from Mexico to Canada, the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail was designated as a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 1968.  The BLM manages 180-miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest/pct.html

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“In order to move forward, you will have to stumble along the way, but every falter in your stride just makes your next step even stronger.”  – Lindsay Chamberlin

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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g28926-d497658-Reviews-Pacific_Crest_National_Scenic_Trail-California.html

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“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Pacific Crest Trail Ebbetts Pass

Pacific Crest Trail Ebbetts Pass

http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/pacific-crest-trail-at-ebbetts-pass/sieB86A83612E7EC9B07

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“When I’m in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I’m exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.”  – Jim Butcher

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stillness.

September 22, 2013 § 2 Comments

“The presence of a person who has stillness and contentment of heart engenders trust. They can sift from the chaff of talk and select what has weight and worth.  Sometimes the dignity of their composure can bring the company of those present to a finer level of attention and worthiness.” – John O’Donahue

 

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Colorado River

Colorado River

http://www.zimbio.com/Grand+Canyon+National+Park/articles/aXN6G_R2kiH/Crossing+Mighty+Colorado+River

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“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”  – Paul Auster

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89A

89A

http://www.cs.unca.edu/~boyd/touring/tour04/day24/day24.html

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“[The modern age] knows nothing about isolation and nothing about silence. In our quietest and loneliest hour the automatic ice-maker in the refrigerator will cluck and drop an ice cube, the automatic dishwasher will sigh through its changes, a plane will drone over, the nearest freeway will vibrate the air. Red and white lights will pass in the sky, lights will shine along highways and glance off windows. There is always a radio that can be turned to some all-night station, or a television set to turn artificial moonlight into the flickering images of the late show. We can put on a turntable whatever consolation we most respond to, Mozart or Copland or the Grateful Dead.”  – Wallace Stegner

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend

http://grandcanyon.com/horseshoe-bend.html

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“I loved the quiet places in Kyoto, the places that held the world within a windless moment. Inside the temples, Nature held her breath. All longing was put to sleep in the stillness, and all was distilled into a clean simplicity.
The smell of woodsmoke, the drift of incense; a procession of monks in black-and-gold robes, one of them giggling in a voice yet unbroken; a touch of autumn in the air, a sense of gathering rain.”  – Pico Iyer

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