move.

July 26, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

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https://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/summer-road-trip-destinations-idaho-colorado-and-utah

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“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.” – Erin Morgenstern

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Leaving Zion Park

https://w-dog.net/wallpaper/leaving-zion-national-park-utah-summer-rock-road-tree-mountain/id/293036/

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“Nothing happens until something moves.” – Albert Einstein

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companion.

July 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Books are the carriers of civilization…They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” ― Barbara W. Tuchman

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The Wave Standstone Swirl

The Wave at Coyote Buttes

http://www.city-data.com/articles/The-Wave-at-Coyote-Buttes-Kanab-Utah.html

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“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ― Colette

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2 Raplee Anticline

Raplee Anticline where the Pennsylvanian Halgaito Shale (top red) and Honaker Trail Formation (lower red)

http://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploring-canyonlands-in-utah.html

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“Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
Dean Koontz

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scenic drive north

https://pelzmann.smugmug.com/keyword/Utah;geology/

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“Love is making friends with fear because fear is the constant companion of intimacy ~ and when you bring fear out of the darkness and into the light, you realize it was an illusion based on our own insecurities.” ― Allen L. Roland

perseverance.

July 12, 2017 § 2 Comments

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Near Phantom ranch
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“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” – Winston Churchill
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Phantom Ranch
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“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”Marie Curie
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“Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It’s about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.”
Dean Koontz
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Hiking towards Phantom ranch
Hiking towards Phantom ranch
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“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”Julie Andrews Edwards
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Phantom Ranch

http://grandcanyonhistory.clas.asu.edu/sites_coloradorivercorridor_phantomranch.html

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“Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.”Paul Brunton
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meaning.

July 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino

 

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Chaco canyon super nova petroglyph

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/chaco-canyon-national-historical-park/

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“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.” ― Christopher Paolini

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Chetro Ketl, Chaco Canyon

http://richardbarron.net/traveller/2009/11/29/circle-of-dust-november-2009/

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“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates

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Chaco Canyon

http://skystudios.net/portfolio/chaco-canyon-twilight/

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“Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads – at least that’s where I imagine it – there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.”
Haruki Murakami

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peace.

July 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

“somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Absaroka Range and Yellowstone River

Absaroka Range and Yellowstone River

http://mapio.net/pic/p-237886/

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“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” – Jon Krakauer

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Greybull River Traverse

Greybull River Traverse

https://www.wildlandtrekking.com/beyond-yellowstone/absaroka-backpacking.html

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“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer

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Yellowstone Lake

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60999-d140435-i157444226-Yellowstone_Lake-Yellowstone_National_Park_Wyoming.html

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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” – John Muir

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North Absaroka Wilderness

North Absaroka Wilderness

http://www.forwolves.org/ralph/wpages/nabsarok.htm

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“The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Wendell Berry

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honey.

July 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.”
Gladys M. Hunt, Honey for a Child’s Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

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Organ Mountains

http://wilderness.org/it%E2%80%99s-official-new-mexicos-organ-mountains-desert-peaks-our-newest-national-monument

 

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“I dreamt — marvellous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.”
Antonio Machado

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