Friday, August 18, 2017

"For Fur, Feathers, And Fins Friday's..."

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way...". John Muir

Just pondering some quotes and gifted images from other adventurers, while I am 'Mixing In' some fine strands and bits of the wild ones fur discovered out wandering these many last seasons. They are often the last elements mixed in with my paints upon these little Summit Stones. I always hope they add to the character of each and feel they tell a story all of their own too. Muir's musing really says it all doesn't it my Friends..... DSD   

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Maps Do Not Just Chart..."

"A map does not just chart.
It unlocks and formulates meaning.
It forms bridges between here and there.
Between disparate ideas, that we did not know,
were previously connected...".
Reif Larson

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Inner Maps..."


H. Lodge wrote of us that, "How can your brain make sense of the staggering, impossible ocean of information that comes our way? The solution is brilliantly simple. Your brain makes maps. And not just a few maps, but maps of everything - thousands of them every second. Physical, social, and intellectual maps streaming in, emotional maps streaming out. To a large extent, you navigate your life from emotional maps".

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Uncharted Territory..."

"Uncharted territory,
I said.
These parts on the maps of our lives, that we don't understand.
In Cartographer's language,
They call these places,
sleeping beauties...".
Christopher Barzak

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Feeling That Way..."


"It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”   Cheryl Strayed

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

"Of Fears & Freedom..."

"On the other side of every fear,
is a freedom...".
Marilyn Ferguson


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"Discovering Gifts..."


"Serenity does not cancel hope or adventure, work, or love... It flows through the heart of a landscape... quiet and strong, clear and gentle. Refreshing all we do or dream...". 
Patrick Brown
Serenity, contentment, love, and peace... What gifts we discover as we far adventure... DSD