Sunday, May 21, 2017

"Those Who Contemplate..."

"Those who contemplate,
the beauty of the Earth,
find reserves of strength,
that will endure...".
Rachel Carsen


Friday, May 19, 2017

"Leave No Stone Unturned..."

"To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: 'Leave no stone unturned'...". E.Lytton


We turn over so many cobblestones on our journey.
Under some we find what hides in the dark, damp places, and that which maybe should be left alone.
Under most others though, we discover treasure we learn to embrace and define within our adventure ways.
Yet all likely need to be turned, experienced, pondered, and mused about.
Where will your next stone be found Dear Finders...
DSD

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"Keepers, Holders, And Bearers..."


Ancient legends tell of these stories, and the Elders of many lands speak to their truth.
At way points within all our histories, some of us - maybe even in past lives so the stories say, became the holders, the Keepers of the Stones.
These were, and still are, positions of responsibility and respect. Sacred stones were often those needed for flint and fire. Many other such stones held images upon them of great value to the persons and their group, for the stories they held within. Still other stones were themselves of singular importance for memory & meaning, considering who and where and when they were discovered. Thus they became so very cherished by their holders.
We each are Keepers of such memorable stones in our adventuring lives.
As we each wander, we also become what is now reflected in and represented by, the more current meaning of these legends - as the bearers of the stories themselves that all such 'stone' experiences represents...
We are all Keepers, Holders, and Bearers, my Friends... DSD 

Dedicated this adventure day to those wonderful 'Partners In Placing' who share in the smiles all along the way.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

"The Power Of Stories..."

"That is the power of a good story.
It can encourage you.
It can make you laugh.
It can bring you joy.
It will make you think.
It will tap into hidden emotions.
It can make you cry.
The power of a story can also bring about healing,
give you peace,
and change your life...".
Jeff Dixon


Sunday, May 14, 2017

"Being Grateful..."


"I have had the world lie beneath my clumsy boots and have seen the red sun slip over the horizon after the dark Antarctic winter. I have been given more than my share of excitement, beauty, laughter and friendship...".            Sir Edmund Hillary

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Such Meaningful Adventure Stories We Share..."

"When we want mood experiences,
we may go to concerts,
or museums.
When we also want meaningful emotional experiences,
we go to the Storyteller...".
Robert McKee

Thank you as always Kraig, at the 'Adventure Blog' !



Friday, May 12, 2017

"The Truth Of It..."

"For every place that we've visited there are dozens more where we would like to go. Every map or chart depicting our meandering coastline draws us in, leading us to ask what's down this stretch of coast, what can be found paddling into this estuary, up this inlet. And then there are the places that we have visited, the places we swore we would return to: bays with untouched beaches, abandoned villages with their ceremonial poles, the jagged cut of untouched rocky coastlines. All told, a true paddler's paradise, inviting us back and compelling us onward...".  
G. Rasmussen