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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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