Archive for July, 2016

31
Jul
16

Cooling trend…

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31
Jul
16

Happiness is seeking you…

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” Hafez

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30
Jul
16

An elk bedded down…

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“The elk that you glimpse in the summer, those at the forest edge, are survivors of winter, only the strongest. You see one just before dusk that summer, standing at the perimeter of the meadow so it can step back to the forest and vanish. You can’t help imagining the still, frozen nights behind it, so cold that the slightest motion is monumental. I have found their bodies, half drifted over in snow, no sign of animal attack or injury. Just toppled over one night with ice working into their lungs. You wouldn’t want to stand outside for more than a few minutes in that kind of weather. If you lived through only one of those winters the way this elk has, you would write books about it. You would become a shaman. You would be forever changed. That elk from the winter stands there on the summer evening, watching from beside the forest. It keeps its story to itself.”  Craig Childs, The Animal Dialogues, Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

29
Jul
16

I remember…

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” Lois Lowry, The Giver

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28
Jul
16

spending time…

aren’t we funny how we ‘spend’ our time, our allotted life?

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28
Jul
16

seeking balance…

“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.”  Ellen Burns Sherman

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28
Jul
16

looking upward…

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