epiphany.

January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.” – Albert Camus

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Canyon Creek Trail

Canyon Creek Trail

http://www.summitpost.org/canyon-creek-trail-marble-mountains/666674

 

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“[True beauty] seeps into you. It doesn’t make you forget yourself, but totally the opposite. It connects you with everything and fills you with awe that you share the same space with something that glorious. Like a sunrise or a clear blue day or the most extraordinary piece of glass. And then suddenly…you have this epiphany that there’s more to the world than just you and what you want or even who you are.” – Justina Chen

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Marble Mountain Wilderness

Marble Mountain Wilderness

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/klamath/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5104740&width=full

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“Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.” – Shannon L. Alder

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Ukonum Lake, Marble Mountain Wilderness Area

Ukonum Lake, Marble Mountain Wilderness Area

http://us.geoview.info/ukonum_lake_marble_mountain_wilderness_area,17189595p

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“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Klamath NF

Klamath National Forest

http://www.siskiyou-county-online.com/Klamath_National_Forest.html

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“Give two cooks the same ingredients and the same recipe; it is fascinating to observe how, like handwriting, their results differ. After you cook a dish repeatedly, you begin to understand it. Then you can reinvent it a bit and make it yours. A written recipe can be useful, but sometimes the notes scribbled in the margin are the key to a superlative rendition. Each new version may inspire improvisation based on fresh understanding. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as all that, but such exciting minor epiphanies keep cooking lively.” – David Tanis

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Marble Mountain Wilderness 1

Marble Mountain Wilderness

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/category/bucket-list/page/7/

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“I think, consciously or not, what we readers do each time we open a book is to set off a search for authenticity. We want to get closer to the heart of things, and sometimes even a few good sentences contained in an otherwise unexceptional book can crystallize vague feelings, fleeting physical sensations, or, sometimes, profound epiphanies.” – Maureen Corrigan

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Salmon Salvage Project

Salmon Salvage Project

http://thesiskiyoucrest.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.html

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“Time dims memory. But not that kind. Somewhere in a corner of the brain, one little cell never forgets. It keeps the song that, heard again, recreates the room, the person, the moment. It preserves the phrase or the laugh or the gesture that resurrects a friend long gone. It knows precisely where you were and what you were doing when you heard about Pearl Harbor if you’re old enough, or Kennedy’s assassination, or Martin Luther King’s, or the Challenger explosion. Every detail is frozen in memory, despite all the years. It keeps the innocuous question, too. The question that sometime later, when all the synapses are working, produces the epiphany, the moment when you’re driving along and you realize that finally you understand. And why did it take you so long?” – Kay Mills

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Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

http://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/geography/northern-california/

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“We fit the pieces of our life together in a pattern,
but there is no image on the puzzlebox to guide us.” – Michael Hogan

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Klamath National Forest

Klamath National Forest

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“All genuine epiphanies seem to follow this model: their defining quality is the relinquishment of delusion. The initial fear is that one has lost something. A cherished self-conception must be given up, and one feels diminished by it. This is mistaken, however. A person discovers that he has been made stronger by the jettisoning of this sham and disadvantageous baggage. In fact, he has become more “himself,” by aligning his self-concept more closely with fact.” – Steven Pressfield

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