comfort.

May 21, 2015 § 1 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 Jr.

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5413329

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“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Toiyabe Forest

Toiyabe Forest

http://www.totalescape.com/active/campstuff/NF/toiyabe.html#.VV5HadJViko

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“Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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 Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada

Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada

http://www.strengthinperspective.com/index.html#/Panoramas/HorizontalPanoramas/panGreatBasin.htm

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“The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man’s best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy.” – Ashly Lorenzana

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Toiyabe NF

Toiyabe NF

http://corinnesheltren.com/twinlakes/local-sites/toiyabe-national-forest/

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“Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm, and in those times of trouble when you are most alone, the memory of love will bring you home.”  – John Denver

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Spring Mountains

Spring Mountains

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/about-forest/offices/?cid=fsm9_027001

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“True friends never turn you away when all you need is someone to talk to. Ever. It’s not the only thing that helps, but it’s the only thing that works. Real friends never walk away, letting you slip deeper into the pit of despair.” – Northern Adams

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Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/about-forest/offices/?cid=fsm9_026952

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“There was also something about the smell of bookshops that was strangely comforting to her. She wondered if it was the scent of ink and paper, or the perfume of binding, string, and glue. Maybe it was the scent of knowledge. Information. Thoughts and ideas. Poetry and love. All of it bound into one perfect, calm place.” – Alyson Richman

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Lundy lake California

Lundy lake California

http://www.totalescape.com/destin/lakes/lundy.html#.VV5JXNJViko

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“We read about you to be with you, to walk in someone else’s shoes, to experience another life. Some of those lives are hard, and others are easy, but we’re with you every step of the way. We read about people in impossible situations because we’re dealing with horrible things ourselves, in our lives. And you going through your story helps us with ours, no matter how yours ends.” – James Riley

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Crystal Peak Park, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Crystal Peak Park, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

http://www.panoramio.com/user/7185849?with_photo_id=79939193

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“There’s always books. And the wind through trees.” – Anna Jae

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Sparks NV

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Sparks NV

http://www.panoramio.com/user/6865289?show=all

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“The man who has many answers
is often found
in the theaters of information
where he offers, graciously,
his deep findings.While the man who has only questions,
to comfort himself, makes music.” – Mary Oliver

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Walker River, Humboldt Toiyabe-National Forest

Walker River, Humboldt Toiyabe-National Forest

http://www.panoramio.com/user/1696916?with_photo_id=38271736

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“In the morning light, I remembered how much I loved the sound of wind through the trees. I laid back and closed my eyes, and I was comforted by the sound of a million tiny leaves dancing on a summer morning.” – Patrick Carman

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Toiyable Crest

Toiyable Crest

http://wildernessvagabond.com/toiyabe09/toiyabe09.htm

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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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