clarity.

April 17, 2017 § Leave a comment

“There are moments when a kind of clarity comes over you, and suddenly you can see through walls to another dimension that you’d forgotten or chosen to ignore in order to continue living with the various illusions that make life, particularly life with other people, possible.” – Nicole Krause

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nm3-archaeologis

northwestern New Mexico

https://phys.org/news/2014-05-archaeologists-drone-uncover-ancient-mexico.html

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“Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something. That perhaps being amidst the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant I too could be undesecrated, regardless of the regrettable things I’d done to others or myself or the regrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.” – Cheryl Strayed

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Hogback Ridge

Hogback Ridge

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-mexico/aerial-views-nm/

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“When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person.” – Joss Wheden

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Bennett Peak volcanic neck

Bennett Peak volcanic neck

http://www.jsjgeology.net/Navajo-Volcanic-Field.htm

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“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.” – Robert Green

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Mockingbird Canyon

Mockingbird Canyon

https://pelzmann.smugmug.com/keyword/cretaceous/

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“Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind?” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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autumn.

October 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”  – Lauren DeStefano

 

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Red Fox photograph, brown and orange animal photo, fine art nature photography

Red Fox photograph, brown and orange animal photo, fine art nature photography

https://www.etsy.com/listing/94078196/red-fox-photograph-brown-and-orange?ref=tre-2726953314-1

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“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.” – Hal Borland

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AUTUMN Painting Tree oil Painting tree landscapes by listed artisr Graham gercken

AUTUMN Painting Tree oil Painting tree landscapes by listed artisr Graham gercken

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122391147/autumn-painting-tree-oil-painting-tree?ref=tre-2726953314-6

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VogueTeam for Vintage Fall 75/25 #vogueteam:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzI2OTUzMzE0/vogueteam-for-vintage-fall-7525?ref=pr_treasury

 

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flowers.

April 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”  – Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

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ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85139533/original-oil-painting-white-mist-23-x-30

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“Ephemerals: That’s what Hub called them; flowers that bloomed and died in a matter of weeks, before the trees leafed out and shaded them. She liked the way the word sounded in her head. I am an ephemeral. It made her feel like something passing and precious.”  – Pamela Todd

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Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14"x16"

Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14″x16″

https://www.etsy.com/listing/71071096/daffodil-watercolor-original-yellow-and?ref=favs_view_3

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“The Gentle Gardener

I’d like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I’d like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way I’d left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.”  – Edward Guest

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Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8x10, "Bike In Pujols"

Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8×10, “Bike In Pujols”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112783825/bicycle-photography-travel-bicycle

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“When I was a girl,” she had once told a friend, “I was terribly sure trees and flowers were the same as birds or people. That they thought things, and talked among themselves. And we could hear them if we really tried. It was just a matter of emptying your head of all other sounds. Being very quiet and listening very hard. Sometimes I still believe that. But one can never get quiet enough…”)”  – Truman Capote

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beginning.

April 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

“In literature and in life we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings.” – Sam Tanenhaus

 

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Lake Tahoe Landscape Painting- 28x22in

Lake Tahoe Landscape Painting- 28x22in

https://www.etsy.com/listing/38159423/lake-tahoe-landscape-painting-28x22in?ref=favs_view_2

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“writing is like being in love. You never get better at it or learn more about it. The day you think you do is the day you lose it. Robert Frost called his work a lover’s quarrel with the world. It’s ongoing. It has neither a beginning nor an end. You don’t have to worry about learning things. The fire of one’s art burns all the impurities from the vessel that contains it.”  – James Lee Burke

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wolf.

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

“The wolf exerts a powerful influence on the human imagination. It takes your stare and turns it back on you”  – Barry Lopez

 

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Original Mixed Media Charcoal of Wolf in the Snow

Original Mixed Media Charcoal of Wolf in the Snow

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170129273/original-mixed-media-charcoal-of-wolf-in

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“Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves.”  – Angela Carter

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respect.

December 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.”  – Immanuel Kant

 

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Art Print, Fall Leaves, watercolor painting original art--free shipping

Art Print, Fall Leaves, watercolor painting original art–free shipping

https://www.etsy.com/listing/115106312/art-print-fall-leaves-watercolor?ref=br_feed_27&br_feed_tlp=art

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“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man’s soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.”  – Laura Hillenbrand

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Cedar Tree Berries - 8 x 12 Photograph

Cedar Tree Berries – 8 x 12 Photograph

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118242731/cedar-tree-berries-8-x-12-photograph

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“There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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rest.

December 3, 2013 § 1 Comment

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”  – Leo Toystoy

 

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Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

https://www.etsy.com/listing/74897324/large-original-oil-landscape-forest-fir

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“Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that’s closer to human reality.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Spirit Lake Morning....Idaho...wind soughing through the trees...plein air

Spirit Lake Morning….Idaho…wind soughing through the trees…plein air

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170125197/spirit-lake-morningidahowind-soughing

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“Relief is a great feeling.

It’s the emotional and physical reward we receive from our bodies upon alleviation of pain, pressure and struggle. A time to bask in the lack of the negative.

And yet, think about it—relief is really the status quo, a negation of the suffering, anothing in itself. It is the way things were before the pressure and struggle began.

So, is it a step back? A regression?

Or is it an opportunity to regroup, start over, and move in a different direction?

Use your moment of relief well.”  – Vera Nazarian

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Large Original oil painting impressionist realism "The Majority of One", Forest 18 x 24

Large Original oil painting impressionist realism “The Majority of One”, Forest 18 x 24

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171433599/large-original-oil-painting

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“In the midst of aches in the joints, anxiety over the payment of bills, concern for the safety of those you love, envy of the rich, fear of robbers, dog-weariness at the end of a long day, and the unacceptable slipping away of youth, there does occasionally appear, like a ray of light piercing the clouds, a moment of joy. Perhaps you have entered the house and sat down before removing your boots. A friend has pressed a drink into your hands, and is telling you the latest news. You see from his face that he’s glad you’ve come in; and you are glad too. Glad to be sitting down, glad of the warming glow of the dirnk, glad of your friend’s furrowed brow and eager speech. For this moment, nothing more is required. It is in its way unimprovable. This is what I mean by the Great Enough.”  – William Nicholson

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