heart.

November 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

Art is literacy of the heart.”  – Elliot Eisner

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Dallas Peak

Dallas Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/wetterhorn-peak-colorado/150331

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“The journey I’m taking is inside me. Just like blood travels down veins, what I’m seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart.”  – Haruki Murakami

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Dallas Peak Colorado

Dallas Peak Colorado

http://leavebeforethelightscome.blogspot.com/2011/09/mt-sneffels-is-long-hike-makes-me-cry.html

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“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”  – Tennessee Williams

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Dallas Peak

Dallas Peak

http://www.alpinefever.com/winter%20Telluride/dallas.htm

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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”  – Charles Dickens

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Genesis, Hold On My Heart, 1991

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“Music links us humans, heart to heart…Across time and space, and life and death.”  – Nancy Welin

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quiet.

November 29, 2013 § 2 Comments

 

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”  – Chaim Potok

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Tahoe NF Night Sky

Tahoe NF Night Sky

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/myelectricsheep/popular-interesting/

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“I thought it would be quieter here.” [Anna] hadn’t meant to say anything, but the noise startled her.
“The wind in the trees,” Bran said. “And there are some birds that stay year-round. Sometimes when the wind is still and the cold is upon us, the quiet is so deep you can feel it in your bones.”  – Patricia Briggs

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Newborn Deer Tahoe NF

Newborn Deer Tahoe NF

http://www.panoramio.com/user/6549504

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“People dread silence because it is transparent; like clear water, which reveals every obstacle—the used, the dead, the drowned, silence reveals the cast-off words and thoughts dropped in to obscure its clear stream. And when people stare too close to silence they sometimes face their own reflections, their magnified shadows in the depths, and that frightens them. I know; I know.”  – Janet Frame

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Vintage Holiday

November 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde

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Littlest Winter PineTree Charlie Brown's Snowy Tree Snow Fir Wintery Rustic Cabin Lodge Photograph

Littlest Winter PineTree Charlie Brown’s Snowy Tree Snow Fir Wintery Rustic Cabin Lodge Photograph

https://www.etsy.com/listing/62548579/littlest-winter-pinetree-charlie-browns?ref=tre-2722773879-1

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“Memories are the stars that brighten our dreams.” – Sharon Repp

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Vintage Holiday Etsy treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIyNzczODc5/vintage-holiday

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A P P R E C I A T E

November 27, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people. Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.” – Ace Antonio Hall

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Pumpkin Photograph Tranquil Garden -White Fall Autumn Hydrangea Sepia Floral Still Life Fine Art Photo

Pumpkin Photograph Tranquil Garden -White Fall Autumn Hydrangea Sepia Floral Still Life Fine Art Photo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/60501615/pumpkin-photograph-tranquil-garden-white?ref=tre-2722768429-6

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Cozy Mountain Home in Winter Outside Asheville, NC Fine Art Linen 5x7" Photo Greeting Card -- Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Cozy Mountain Home in Winter Outside Asheville, NC Fine Art Linen 5×7″ Photo Greeting Card — Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121999554/cozy-mountain-home-in-winter-outside?ref=tre-2722768429-15

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A P P R E C I A T E  Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIyNzY4NDI5/a-p-p-r-e-c-i-a-t-e?ref=pr_treasury

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alone.

November 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

“I can be alone without being lonely. In fact, those times of solitude are necessary respite for a beleaguered soul, set upon by the pressures of life. I need to take whatever moments I can to just be still.”  – Steve Goodier

 

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near Bill Williams Mountain

near Bill Williams Mountain

http://northernarizonarealtor.com/idx/3841-N-Mark-Pl-Lot-275-Ash-Fork-AZ-86320-mls_151643/

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“There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. I must have time alone in which to mull over my encounter, and to extract its juice, its essence, to understand what has really happened to me as a consequence of it.”  – May Sarton

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respect.

November 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Respect is a really powerful magic too, you know.”  – Jefferson Smith

 

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property near Kenab

property near Kenab

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

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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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southern utah horse property

southern utah horse property

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

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“To respect someone means to treat their ideas, personal space, belongings, and needs as equal in importance to your own, while to honor someone means to treat all those things as more important than your own.”  – Sarah Arthur

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US 89 near Kenab

US 89 near Kenab

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/nature-healing/page/13/

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“Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

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Kenab

Kenab

http://www.kanabutah.net/travel/

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“When two people respect each other, the ability to be vulnerable and to reveal hurt feelings can create a powerful emotional connection that is the source of real intimacy and friendship.”  – David Burns

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comfort.

November 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

“There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.”  – Hubert Selby

 

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Wildlife and Abajo Mountains

Wildlife and Abajo Mountains

http://www.sjrnews.com/pages/full_story/push?image-DECN-1-11-PoW-Muhlestein-jpg%20&id=17069131&instance=week_feature_photo

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“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”  – Thomas de Quincey

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Abajo Mountains fall

Abajo Mountains fall

http://www.go-utah.com/UT-AbajoMountains-fall/

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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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Abajo Mts

Abajo Mts

http://www.myxj.net/blog/laccolith-tour-abajo-mountains/

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“Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”  – Dinah Craik

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Abajo Mountains

Abajo Mountains

http://www.panoramio.com/user/395804/tags/Utah%20Mountains?photo_page=5

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“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.”  – William Cowper

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Abajo Mountains

Abajo Mountains

A translation for the Spanish word “Abajo” is to go “up and down” and that’s what you’ll do while traveling the paved road through these highlands, which climbs up to 10,500 feet from Monticello and then down again to 7000 feet at the access road to Canyonlands National Park.

http://onedayinamerica.blogspot.com/2013/03/snowshoeing-abajo-mountains-in.html

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“Contrary to what a lot of people believe (or hope), comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirits so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again.

And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its dark head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is”  – Peggy Haymes

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