star.

January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Happiness is about a moment.  The moment.  Its not a switch that gets thrown and nothing bad ever happens to you again.”  – Tripp Millican

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Mount Tipton Wilderness

Mount Tipton Wilderness

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/WhiteHillsWind.html

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“A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling, or teaching, or ordering. Rather, he seeks to establish a relationship with meaning, of feeling, of observing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all our live trying to be less lonesome. And one of our ancient methods is to tell a story, begging the listener to say, and to feel, “Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.” To finish is sadness to a writer, a little death. He puts the last word down and it is done. But it isn’t really done. The story goes on and leaves the writer behind, for no story is ever done.”  – John Steinbeck

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mt tipton wilderness

mt tipton wilderness

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/MtTipton.html

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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”  – Madeleine L’Engle

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listen.

January 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”  – William Hazlitt

 

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Sheldon NWR

Sheldon NWR

http://hikingnevada.blogspot.com/

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“Listening is a gift of spiritual significance that you can learn to give to others. When you listen, you give one a sense of importance, hope and love that he or she may not receive any other way. Through listening, we nurture and validate the feelings one has, especially when he or she experiences difficulties in life.”  – H. Norman Wright

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Santa Rosa Peak NV

Santa Rosa Peak NV

http://www.summitpost.org/santa-rosa-peak/151582

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“The best listeners are often those with the quietest heart.”  – Marie Sabillo

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plan.

January 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

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Kendrick Peak

Kendrick Peak

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

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“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.”  – Max McKeown

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View from Kendrick Peak

View from Kendrick Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/view-from-kendrick-peak/406523

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“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”  – Alvin Tofler

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Kendrick Peak Gray-collared Chipmunk

Kendrick Peak Gray-collared Chipmunk

http://deliriousramblings.com/2010/10/

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“I love it when a plan comes together!”  – Hannibal-Smith-A-Team

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Kendrick Peak from Hochderffer Hills

Kendrick Peak from Hochderffer Hills

http://deliriousramblings.com/2010/12/

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“Can you define “plan” as “a loose sequence of manifestly inadequate observations and conjectures, held together by panic, indecision, and ignorance”? If so, it was a very good plan.”  – Jonathon Stroud

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friend.

January 26, 2014 § 3 Comments

“It was a huge comfort to have a person who’d keep you honest with yourself and who also gave you safe harbour.”  – Lauren Dane

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Comb Ridge aerial

Comb Ridge aerial

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/category/geology/

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“This is [her] soul group.’
What do you mean?’
It’s a group of souls with whom she resonates closely.”  – James Redfield

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Comb Ridge, Monument Upwarp

Comb Ridge, Monument Upwarp

http://www.airphotona.com/image.asp?imageid=158&catnum=0&catname=All%20Categories&keyword=&country=&state=&pagenum=695

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“… a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”  – E. A. Bucchianeri

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comb_Ridge_near_Bluff,_Utah.jpg

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“A blessed companion is a book! A book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend.”  – Douglas Jerrod

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

http://tonyrogers.com/images/2005_colo_utah/comb_ridge/index.htm

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“She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people…”  – Nicholas Sparks

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Northern Comb Ridge

Northern Comb Ridge

http://octopup.org/utah2011/north-comb-ridge

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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.”  – Anais Nin

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Arch Canyon

Arch Canyon

http://4cornershikesbridges.blogspot.com/2012/05/poseys-trail-on-comb-ridge.html

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“I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.”  – Tahereh Mafi

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

https://www.facebook.com/moabcnha?filter=1

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“Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.

Best friends are formed by time.

Everyone is someone’s friend, even when they think they are all alone.

If the friendship is not working, your heart will know. It’s when you start being less than perfectly honest and perfectly earnest in your dealings. And it’s when the things you do together no longer feel right.

However, sometimes it takes more effort to make it work after all.

Stick around long enough to become someone’s best friend.”  – Vera Nazarian

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

http://3upadventures.com/tag/canyon/

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“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”  – Gloria Naylor

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awareness.

January 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.”  – Charles de Lint

 

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along Kane Creek Road about 5 miles west of the junction with Highway 191

along Kane Creek Road about 5 miles west of the junction with Highway 191

http://4cornershikesarch.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html

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“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”  – William O. Douglas

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Church Rock hywy 191

Church Rock hywy 191

http://theamericanguide.org/post/68787047914/church-rock-highway-191-eastern-utah-anyone

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“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”  – Eudora Welty

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Hwy 191 near Arches

Hwy 191 near Arches

http://www.eaglerider.com/aaa/selfdrive-motorcycle-tour/utah-motorcycle-tour.aspx

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“And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.”  – Robert James Waller

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Fisher towers

Fisher towers

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/campgrounds/highway_128/Fisher_Towers.html

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“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen — feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.”  – C. J. Heck

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Fisher Towers moab

Fisher Towers moab

http://climb-utah.com/Moab/fisher.htm

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“If you are upset with another’s words towards you; be cautious of your reactions, for you are only meant to be a sounding-board for his soul”  – Jeremy Aldana

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128 utah

128 utah

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g28965-d145636-Reviews-Scenic_Byway_of_Highway_128-Utah.html

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“The gaps are the thing. The gaps are the spirit’s one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself like a once-blind man unbound. The gaps are the clefts in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God; they are fissures between mountains and cells the wind lances through, the icy narrowing fiords splitting the cliffs of mystery. Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock—more than a maple—universe.”  – Annie Dillard

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Boxcar Bridge Trail in Canyon Rims

Boxcar Bridge Trail in Canyon Rims

http://4cornershikescanyonlands.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html

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“Sometimes the greatest difference between being a boy and being a man is restraint.”  – Dave Donovan

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surrender.

January 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

“In order to pick something up, you’ve got to put something down.” – Todd Stocker

 

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The historic river crossing of Lee's Ferry marks an important and heavily debated geologic transition from the Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau to the steep Grand Canyon.

The historic river crossing of Lee’s Ferry marks an important and heavily debated geologic transition from the Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau to the steep Grand Canyon.

http://www.geosociety.org/news/pr/13-09.htm

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“In order to grow
you have to let go
of all that you are
and all that you know.”  – Maureen Rose Muldoon

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Lees Ferry

Lees Ferry

http://www.azflyfishing.net/thewall/?p=236

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“I sometimes wonder whether the act of surrender is not one of the greatest of all – the highest. It is one of the [most] difficult of all… You see it’s so immensely complicated. It needs real humility and at the same time, an absolute belief in one’s own essential freedom. It is an act of faith. At the last moments, like all great acts, it is pure risk. This is true for me as a human being and as a writer. Dear Heaven, how hard it is to let go – to step into the blue. And yet one’s creative life depends on it and one desires to do nothing else.” – Katherine Mansfield

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patience.

January 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

“Like nature, like life. The storm will pass. The night will end. Spring will come.”  – Carol Morgan

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Beavertail cactus blooming in southern Death Valley, with "desert gold" flowers around it.

Beavertail cactus blooming in southern Death Valley, with “desert gold” flowers around it.

http://www.johnpool.net/panamint.html

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“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.” – Fulton J. Sheen

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Sand Verbena Dune Primrose Anza Borrego

Sand Verbena Dune Primrose Anza Borrego

http://melodiesandhymnsongs.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html

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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”  – Margaret Atwood

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Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18418342

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“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”  – Rainer Maria Rilke

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Anza Borrego Desert State Park spring

Anza Borrego Desert State Park spring

http://edbookphoto.photoshelter.com/image/I0000G9h0SxThoSE

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“Keep your heart and mind open, Taylor. Don’t make any rash decisions that you might regret later on. Sometimes things in life aren’t as clear as we would like them to be, especially in the beginning. When the time is right, you’ll know it. Just don’t burn the bridge before you ever get the chance to cross it.”  – Rose Wynters

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