kindness.

May 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Each time I perform an act of kindness, a part of me heals.”  – Lupi Ngcayisa

 

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Carson National Forest

Carson National Forest

http://www.redbubble.com/people/dhughes/works/6081846-taos-sky-valley-new-mexico-carson-national-forest

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“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”  – Mary Anne Radmacher

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near Taos

near Taos

http://www.sweetleisure.com/2012/02/ten-reasons-to-love-taos-new-mexico/

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“What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”  – Barbara Kingsolver

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strategy.

May 30, 2014 § 2 Comments

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. ”  – Michael Porter

 

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Joshua Tree sunset

Joshua Tree sunset

http://www.summitpost.org/turtle-rock/565802

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

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Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

http://hqworld.net/gallery/details.php?image_id=192&sessionid=7ae409375ffdf1775656b4550a4b7965

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“In the rush of life, it is quite easy to forget what’s important. As cliche as this is, it’s easy to take life for granted when you don’t have time to focus properly. It is only when life diverts from the ‘plan’ that we suddenly take time to see what is really important.”  – Leigh Hershkovich

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Texas Dip

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Texas Dip

http://westcoastblather.com/2007/02/

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“The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.

The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end.”  – Vera Nazarian

 

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Anza Borrego ocotillo

Anza Borrego ocotillo

http://kipevansphotography.com/2010/04/death-valley/

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“Artistic symbols and myths speak out of the primordial, preconscious realm of the mind which is powerful and chaotic. Both symbol and myth are ways of bringing order and form into this chaos.”  – Rollo May

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adventure.

May 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”  – George Eliot

 

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Near Newspaper Rock State Park

Near Newspaper Rock State Park

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.celebratebig.com%2Futah-colorado-anasazi-ruins-canyons%2Fnewspaper-rock-state-park-canyonlands-national-park-colorado-river-moab-utah%2Fnewspaper-rock-state-park–blm-area-cliff-anasazi-ancestral-puebloan-granary

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“Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in there jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you’re off on a journey of exploration and discovery.”  – David Almond

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Great Gallery

Great Gallery

 

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“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”  – Robert MacFarlane

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journey.

May 28, 2014 § 2 Comments

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”  – Pat Conroy

 

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Ruin Canyon

Ruin Canyon

http://4cornershikesancients.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

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“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.”  – Barbara Hall

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Sand Canyon East Rim

Sand Canyon East Rim

http://4cornershikesancients.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

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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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survive.

May 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.”  – J.S. Stroube

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1.2-million acre Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

1.2-million acre Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

http://www.azwild.org/resources/factsheet_parashant.php

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“If so, then it was also here where I came to know I can survive what hurts. I believed in my capacity to stand back up and run into the waves again and again, no matter the risk.”  – Terry Tempest Williams

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ritual.

May 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.”  – Pat Conroy

 

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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

http://www.scenicusa.net/090711.html

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“A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.”  – Paulo Coelho

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Mount Tom

Mount Tom

http://www.livingwilderness.com/mountains/mount-tom.html

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“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert

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memory.

May 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”  – Thomas Campbell

 

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ON SALE Front Porch Photograph cozy, antique chair, floral wreath, Americana Art, country decor, farmhouse decor white rocking chairs

ON SALE Front Porch Photograph cozy, antique chair, floral wreath, Americana Art, country decor, farmhouse decor white rocking chairs

https://www.etsy.com/listing/153263769/on-sale-front-porch-photograph-cozy?ref=tre-2726235748-2

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Vintage Serving Tray Devilled Eggs Dish USA Pottery White

Vintage Serving Tray Devilled Eggs Dish USA Pottery White

https://www.etsy.com/listing/189564009/vintage-serving-tray-devilled-eggs-dish?ref=tre-2726235748-4

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Front Street Porch (FREE shipping in the U.S.only)--customized card, print or canvas

Front Street Porch (FREE shipping in the U.S.only)–customized card, print or canvas

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Front Porch at the Grand

Front Porch at the Grand

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122689820/front-porch-at-the-grand?ref=tre-2726235748-16

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A VogueTeam Holiday Weekend Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzI2MjM1NzQ4/a-vogueteam-holiday-weekend?ref=pr_treasury

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