moment.

June 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment.” – Sarah Dessen

 

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Sonoma Peak

Sonoma Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/sonoma-peak-nv/756883

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“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” – Dejan Stojanovic

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Colorado Plateau and Great Basin transition zone near St. George

Colorado Plateau and Great Basin transition zone near St. George

http://www.watchingforrocks.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

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“I always think of each night as a song. Or each moment as a song. But now I’m seeing we don’t live in a single song. We move from song to song, from lyric to lyric, from chord to chord. There is no ending here. It’s an infinite playlist.” – David Levithan

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Moapa Peak

Moapa Peak

http://www.panoramio.com/user/2213541/tags/Mormon%20Mountains
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“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.” – Ayn Rand

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work.

June 25, 2014 § 1 Comment

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”  – Albert Einstein

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highway 191

highway 191

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547250

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“It’s actually a rare and precious thing to discover what it is you love to do, and I encourage you to remain unapologetically consumed by it. Be faithful to your gift and very confident in its value.”  – Jonathan Ive

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Big Lake AZ

Big Lake AZ

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Lake-Arizona/311381966002

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“Whatever you make, base it upon that which is most important to you. Only then will it have depth and meaning, and only then will it resonate with others.”  – Christopher Paolini

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White Mountains

White Mountains

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g29031-d113055-i19934123-Hannagan_Meadow_Lodge-Alpine_Arizona.html

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“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”  – L.P. Jack

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journey.

June 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

“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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glacial cirque at Little Shuteye Pass

glacial cirque at Little Shuteye Pass

http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/phd_research/sierra_nf.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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Kaiser Pass Road,

Kaiser Pass Road

http://www.greeneadventures.com/2012/06/28/amazing-uncrowded-high-sierra-camping-on-kaiser-pass-road-please-dont-tell-anyone/

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“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.”  – Joseph Bruchac

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Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest

http://www.distancebetweencities.net/sierra-national-forest_lakeshore_ca_and_san-francisco_ca/photos

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“Saying ‘I don’t know’ is one of the most powerful things you can say because it creates the potential to find out.”  – Kyle Schmalenberg

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June 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.” – B.J. Neblett

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Agassiz Peak

Agassiz Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/agassiz-peak/150289

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“It’s easy to get lost in our own heads. It’s easy to allow the thoughts and worries and plans and hopes to take on their own lives and control our minds in such a way that we lose sight of all that’s around us in any given moment. It’s difficult to allow those thoughts and problems to take a back seat in our lives in order to be completely aware of what’s right here, right now. Perhaps there’s a person who really could use you to take a couple of moments to pay attention to him or her; perhaps there’s a cool autumn breeze that’s going to calm your spirit with its amazing touch–but only if you actually notice it.”  – Tom Walsh

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listen.

June 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

“the unexpected action of deep listening can create a space of transformation capable of shattering complacency and despair.”  – Terry Tempest Williams

 

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Wasatch National Forest Stillwater Campground

Wasatch National Forest Stillwater Campground

http://www.campingroadtrip.com/campgrounds/campground/campground/20861/utah/wasatch-national-forest-stillwater-campground

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“It comes down to this: If you want to be seen, heard and understood in the most genuine way possible, be open to the possiblity of vulnerability. Allow yourself to be open. I know it’s a scary place, a place very few people dare to venture, but just try it. Try moving the masks away and really looking at a person the next time they engaged in conversation with you.” – Leigh Hershkovich

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Dixie NF

Dixie NF

http://www.jeffhollett.com/dixie-national-forest-in-utah/

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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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complete.

June 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Life is so complete that even when we are knocked on our backs, we have the best view of the stars.”  – Laura Teresa Marquez

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Boxcar Bridge Trail

Boxcar Bridge Trail

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

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“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller”  – John Geddes

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strength.

June 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  – Rachel Carson

 

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Champlin Peak

Champlin Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/champlin-peak-ut/354618

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A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home….for new metaphors for life. It leads home.” – Hermann Hesse

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