film.

August 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Films are celluloid fairy tales for a culture that no longer sits around the campfire listening to the wisdom of its elders.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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sign to Blanding

sign to Blanding

http://www.cs.unca.edu/~boyd/touring/tour04/day26/day26.html

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“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.” – Terry Pratchett

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road near Blanding

road near Blanding

http://mikebikehike.com/listing/blanding-ut-125-mile-rid

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“Grief can destroy you –or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it’s over and you’re alone, you begin to see that it wasn’t just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can’t get off your knees for a long time, you’re driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.” – Dean Koontz

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near Blanding

near Blanding

http://capndavedinosaurs.com/blog/?p=36

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“Movies mirror us and invite us to go beyond the obvious.  Their themes and images can powerfully equip us to see ourselves as we are at our worst, and at our best, or to help us invent new scripts about who we hope to be..” – Marsha Sinetar

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northeast into Colorado from Hovenweep to Blanding

northeast into Colorado from Hovenweep to Blanding

http://theroadgenealogist.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html

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“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.

You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind until there is nothing left to do but explode. There are no wrong answers. Inspiration is everything. Sit back, relax, and take it all in.
Now, go out and create something.” – Jac Vanek

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dream realized.

August 20, 2015 § 6 Comments

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paul Coelho

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Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

http://www.geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/thumbnail_pages/2005_all_thms.html

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown

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Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico

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“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”- Paul Coelho

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Sunshine Valley, New Mexico

Sunshine Valley, New Mexico

http://www.taoslandandfilm.com/taos-land-for-sale/off-grid-land-Sunshine-Valley-Taos-County

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I am moving WEST again – and it has taken whatever was necessary to do so. Although I would have wished for a compressed outcome (happening considerably sooner), I’m grateful to share that the focus of my dreams since starting this blog four years ago – is coming true in two weeks. I anticipate continuing to post to my blog because the love for the southwest will continue until my last breath.

There have been excruciating disappointments, grief and terrible sadness the past several years, however I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to care for elderly parents and help each of my three siblings.

Rest in peace sweet nephew, Danny Jr.: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delcotimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174580476

I wish that I could have shared my experience, strength and hope about suicide being a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Rest in peace sweet boy.

The worst feeling in the world in my experience, is to live in a place where I feel incredibly lonely despite family living nearby. I deserve better. And wish them the best.

So Wyatt Earp the Boxer and I are finally moving west.

I look forward to my 60th birthday coming up, and to moving west for the last time shortly afterwards.

Thank you so very much for your kindness and interest in my posts.

inspiration.

August 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Remember, before anything exists on earth, it exists fully formed in Spirit. The great creator does not play favorites; each of us came into being to carry on the re-creation of the world through our gifts….” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Comb ridge

Comb ridge

http://plate-tectonic.narod.ru/monumentvalleyphotoalbum.html

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“And while you are offered many dizzying opportunities in a lifetime, Spirit only comes once for each Work seeking creative expression through you, then moves on.  The bottom line is that the Work must be brought forth. If you don’t do it, then someone else will…..Once it exists in your mind, realize that other brainwaves soon will be able to pick up the creative energy pattern if they are receptive. Think of your mind as a satellite dish. Creative celestial messages sre continuously being transmitted. The frequency is jammed – privy for your soul only – for an infinitesimal, proprietary moment. Just long enough for you to lift up your heart, accept the assignment and say thanks.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Riverside Oasis Campground Moab

Riverside Oasis Campground Moab

http://www.vwmin.org/camping-rv-parks-campgrounds-moab-utah.html

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“the veil of illusion is very dense on the physical plane. Ordinary people are unaware that all manifestations of order in the world come from the higher planes. Just as wild nature may become a garden under the direction of the human mind, so may human thought – wild in primitive individuals – likewise be transformed into a powerful creative force when inspired by minds at work in the higher realms. No useful organization ever materializes on the earth unless its first rays have come down from the higher spheres.” – Francisco Candido Xavier

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Shafer Trail Moab

Shafer Trail Moab

http://blog.caasco.com/whatshappening/25-mindblowing-panoramas-from-around-the-usa/

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“The painter knew that color was not something you controlled but something you set free. He believed that color knew its way home.” – Thomas Lloyd Qualls

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Arches National Park, Moab

Arches National Park, Moab

http://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/comments/2wpdk3/arches_national_park_moab_utah_4320x2432_oc/

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“Like many aspects of the digital age, this idea that innovation resides where art and science connect is not new. Leonardo da Vinci was the exemplar of the creativity that flourishes when the humanities and sciences interact.” – Walter Isaacson

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near Moab

near Moab

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“Human beings are not separate from nature. We are nature. The beauty of the sunset is your own beauty. The power of the ocean is your power. We are inseparable from the beauty of the mountains, rivers, and forests that surround us. The more that you can allow your natural self to come out – to honour your natural beauty, your natural creativity, your natural thirst for leadership and compassion – the happier and healthier you’ll be.” – Vironika Tugaleva

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Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

http://www.mbpost.com/moab-utah/261891

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“I need the enchantment of creative work to help me forget life’s mean pettiness.” – Soren Kierkegaard

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Road through Capitol Reef

Road through Capitol Reef

http://fromatob.org/2011/11/01/natural-bridges-national-monument-and-capitol-reef-national-park/

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“Here’s another point to put into your mental chunker: Chess, that bastion of intellectuals, has some elite players with roughly average IQs. These seemingly middling intellects are able to do better than some more intelligent players because they practice more. That’s the key idea. Every chess player, whether average or elite, grows talent by practicing. It is the practice—particularly deliberate practice on the toughest aspects of the material—that can help lift average brains into the realm of those with more “natural” gifts. Just as you can practice lifting weights and get bigger muscles over time, you can also practice certain mental patterns that deepen and enlarge in your mind.” – Barbara Oakley

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Owachomo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument

Owachomo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument

http://www.blandingutah.org/

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“Remember, the part of us that we imagine needs healing is not the part we create from; that part is far deeper and stronger. The part we create from can’t be touched by anything our parents did, or society did. That part is unsullied, uncorrupted; soundproof, waterproof, and bulletproof. In fact, the more troubles we’ve got, the better and richer that part becomes.” – Steven Pressfield

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