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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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

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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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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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believe.

June 30, 2017 § Leave a comment

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“Thomas Edison’s last words were “It’s very beautiful over there“. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

 

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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leave.

June 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C..S. Lewis

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Wyoming Peak

http://www.visitpinedale.org/explore/mountain-ranges/wyoming-mountain-range

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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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again.

June 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Scheitzer

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Lenticular cloud over the Crazy Mountains

Lenticular cloud over the Crazy Mountains

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/items-belonging-to-missing-hunter-found-in-crazy-mountains/article_f64d4c83-a1dd-5f73-9ba7-d08d3aea7089.html

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“You’re beautiful and sad,” I said finally, not looking at him when I did. “Just like your eyes. You’re like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.” For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then Sam said softly, Thank you.” – Maggie Steifvater

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Gallatin Forest

https://www.bozemannet.com/mountains/

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“This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. – Kelly Cutrone

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