Archive for November 20th, 2014

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‘Lindo Pescadito’ (Pretty Little Fish)

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14

The horizon….

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned With Savages

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Land’s End Baja California, New Year’s Eve, 2005

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Nov
14

Find the Magic……..

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

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14

Early morning ferry ride on Puget Sound

Edmonds to Kingston. The Puget Sound Ferry System is the largest such system in the United States and the third largest in the world…however, it holds the #1 spot, worldwide, for most passengers/vehicles transported per year: 11 million. Photo by my daughter, en route to the Kingston area. 

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Nov
14

Road trips are magical……..

“Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.”  Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

The magic of a road trip from the planning, anticipation or even a spontaneous outing! Usually drawn to the wilds, the remote, the company of friends or loved ones, the memories mount and the vistas seem more graphic and etched into our memories. I only have to look at a photo of the Oregon Cascades to recollect decades of road trips and all the beauty that encompassed those road trips. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Now of course, if you are going to venture off, on a road trip, in the Winter be damned prepared for the worst case scenario! That last admonition did take the edge off all that mental balm, but still enjoy, but be responsible for everyone you take out into the wilds, to include yourself.

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Nov
14

Sometimes we lose our way……..

Life’s storms can take us off course. Often we seem to instinctively follow others toward vague, ill suited goals. The photo below could replace the analogy of sheep following sheep. Perhaps salmon, off course, following salmon would be more appropriate sometimes.

The Chum Salmon left the ocean and entered Tillamook Bay and then per their genetics, the Kilchis River. However, torrential rains raised the Kilchis River well above the banks and into the pastures and out beyond flooding roads and nearby homes. The salmon lost their way, leaving their destiny behind and charting a new course. Many followed along, following the leader so to speak. All would die, as the water receded, they would find themselves far from their destiny, far from their life’s requirements…water, oxygen, reproduction. High, dry and eventually dead. Rebellion vs. conformity and then there is just a wrong turn.

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The Chum Salmon have lost their way. Notice others, also lost, hold in the road side water, not yet prepared to push across the roadway. A sad event to witness, but impossible to help by now.

 




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