addiction.

October 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me as I circled the ground floor. It was better then meditation or a new pair of shoes- or even chocolate. My life was a disaster, but there were still books. Lots and lots of books. A refuge. A solace. Each one offering the possibility of a new beginning.”  – Beth Patillo

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Lockes, Nevada

Lockes, Nevada

http://www.everytrail.com/destination/grant-range-wilderness

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My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy.”  – Ethlie Ann Vare

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Quinn Canyon

Quinn Canyon

http://www.summitpost.org/snowstorm-engulfs-quinn-canyon-range/717198

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And like the dope-fiend who cannot move from place to place without taking with him a plentiful supply of his deadly balm I never venture far without a sufficiency of reading matter. Books are so necessary to me that when in a railway train I have become aware that fellow-travellers have come away without a single one I have been seized with a veritable dismay. But when I am starting on a long journey the problem is formidable.”  – M. Somerset Maugham

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Worthington Peak

Worthington Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/worthington-peak/718051

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“If you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game.”  – Harriet B. Braiker

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Sheldon NWR

Sheldon NWR

http://hikingnevada.blogspot.com/

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“There is a yearning that is as spiritual as it is sensual. Even when it degenerates into addiction, there is something salvageable from the original impulse that can only be described as sacred. Something in the person (dare we call it a soul?) wants to be free, and it seeks its freedom any way it can. … There is a drive for transcendence that is implicit in even the most sensual of desires.”  – Mark Epstein

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Spring Valley

Spring Valley

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/category/quote-du-jour/page/17/

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“The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.”  – Esther Dyson

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Great Basin

Great Basin

http://www.go-nevada.com/Ely/Camping/

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“In the beginning, the taste of power is sweet, savored on the tongue, like fine wine. It whispers promises in your ear and pretends to be your friend. It is easy to become addicted to this feeling.”  – Rahma Krambo

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