I call these "Summit Stones".....
After gathering these small rocks for many years, while out on adventures, I now splash a bit of paint on them, after 'Mixing In' very special elements with the colors. Then I give these stones back...
The musings here are simply about the wonders of adventure and inspiration. It's all about the importance of giving back and passing forward.....
"May the spirit and meaning you create for yourself on your adventures be forever present..." DSD
"TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, TO FIND, AND NOT TO YIELD" Tennyson
My sincere appreciation to our Fellow Adventurers for these inspirational images.....
"To muse: to ponder; reflect upon. In Greek & Roman Mythology, muses were the daughters of zeus; inspirers of effort, music & poetry"
"THE ACID TEST OF A TRUE ADVENTURER, IF PRESENTED WITH CERTAIN ANONYMITY, IS WHETHER EACH OF US WOULD STILL HAVE MADE THE JOURNEY BEYOND THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN..." M. Clark
"Eastward the dawn rose, ridge behind ridge into the morning, and vanished out of eyesight... it was no more than a glimmer blending with the hem of the sky, but it spoke to them, out of memory, and old tales, of the high and distant mountains" J.Tolkien
"We are all in some sense, mountaineers, and going to the wilderness is going home" J.Muir
"Do you know what these elements are? What they mean? These elements of fire, water, wind, earth, and metals? Do you realize that you are elemental too?" Grandfather, Mountain Elder
"A LIFE LIST, IS IN THE END, NOTHING MORE THAN A TOOL TO LOOK BACK ON OUR LIVES AND CONSIDER HOW WE SPENT OUR BRIEF MOMENTS ON EARTH. AND WHAT IF, IN THOSE FINAL BREATHS, YOU REALIZE - I NEVER GAVE ANYTHING BACK..." J.B. MACKINNON
"PEOPLE WHO SEEK ADVENTURE ARE TRUE POETS OF LIVING..." ANON
"Adventure does give you a chance to come to terms with yourself. What you find out about yourself just comes as a gift" D.Scott
"You went up that mountain one person, and have come down a very different being" Grandfather, Mountain Elder
"By walking out alone into the wilderness... I can after a while begin to see and to hear and to think and in the end to feel with a new and exciting accuracy" C.Fletcher
"Two voices are there; one is of the sea, one is of the mountains" Wordsworth
"The narrow ribbon between land and ocean is a perfect place to understand the mind of wisdom" Deng Ming-dao
"There will be a day when you will climb to a place where the mountain and the sky merge" Grey Wolf
"IF YOU TAKE THAT STONE, YOU MUST GIVE SOMETHING BACK..." GREY WOLF
"The Latin word 'finis' has two meanings: the end or finish, and a goal to reach" V.Frankl