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Intention.

Camping

Camping

http://abingdonoutdoors.com/category/uncategorized/

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

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cliffs-at-bluff-utah

cliffs-at-bluff-utah

http://abingdonoutdoors.com/category/uncategorized/

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“…the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe–as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems.” – James Redfield

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Utah Highway

Utah Highway

http://dswarthout.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

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“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is. – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, Don’t Give Up

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Summer monsoon.

“…with you, I find peace from pain – You are gentle and healing like the landscape—like rain…” – John Geddes

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Troy Peak Nevada

Troy Peak Nevada

http://peakery.com/troy-peak/

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“And in this moment, like a swift intake of breath, the rain came.” – Truman Capote

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Sonoma Peak NV

Sonoma Peak NV

http://www.summitpost.org/sonoma-peak-nv/756883

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“Just as teardrops, when they are large and round and compassionate, can leave a long strand washed clean of discord, the summer rain as it washes away the motionless dust can bring to a person’s soul something like endless breathing.” – Muriel Barbery

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Current Mountain

Current Mountain

http://muench.photoshelter.com/image/I0000FfzNDrbhFQs

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“I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again”  – Bee Gees

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A grade.

“The great test test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Fortune cookie message

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Goshute Peak wilderness

Goshute Peak wilderness

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g28949-d255165-i63966320-Goshute_Peak_Wilderness_Study_Area-Nevada.html

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please.

“When we feel weak, we drop our heads on the shoulders of others. Don’t get mad when someone does that. Be honored. For that person trusted you enough to, even if subtly, ask you for help.” – Lori Goodwin

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Near Cortez, CO

Near Cortez, CO

http://www.city-data.com/forum/colorado/1231841-colorado-desert-lands-high-desert-terrain.html

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“It’s incredibly touching when someone who seems so hopeless finds a few inches of light to stand in and makes everything work as well as possible. All of us lurch and fall, sit in the dirt, are helped to our feet, keep moving, feel like idiots, lose our balance, gain it, help others get back on their feet, and keep going.” – Ann Lamott

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Near Cortez

Near Cortez

http://www.bambooandmore.info/2012/08/southwest-trip-day-12-window-rock-az-to.html

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“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.” – Vera Nazarian

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near-cortez-co

near-cortez-co

http://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/respect/

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Solitude.

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne

 

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Split Level Ruin Grand Gulch

Split Level Ruin Grand Gulch

http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthread.php?47008-Grand-Gulch-Death-March

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“Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.” – Harold Bloom

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Grand Gulch Petroglyphs

Grand Gulch Petroglyphs

http://www.mountainphotography.com/photo/anasazi-petroglyphs/

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“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Grand Gulch rock art

Grand Gulch rock art

http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/GrandGulch08apix.html

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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus

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Big Man Pictographs

Big Man Pictographs

http://www.utahtrails.com/Backcountry%20pages/BigMan.html

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“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.” – Betty Smith

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End.

Aerial of Grand Canyon

Aerial of Grand Canyon

http://www.incredipedia.info/2009_12_01_archive.html

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“I don’t like to think about my mother.  I have been beguiled by her charm, manipulated and lied to, disparaged and discounted more times than I care to enumerate.  The immediate flash of anger that occurs when she first enters my thoughts is quickly replaced by pain, a pain that gapes like a fathomless black hole.” – Patricia C McCairen, “Canyon Solitude:  A Woman’s Solo River Journey Through Grand Canyon”.

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Inside GC Wayne Ranney

Inside GC Wayne Ranney

http://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-10-day-rafting-trip-through-grand.html

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“……Killing myself while waiting and hoping for her unattainable love and approval, all the time believing she had my best interest at heart, when nothing was further from the truth……If your mother doesn’t love you, then it’s difficult to believe anyone can love you.  That premise follows you into adulthood, influencing your choices from jobs to lovers.  When families wrap so-called love in lies, mixed messages and rigid controls, genuine caring is an alien concept.” – Patricia C McCairen, “Canyon Solitude:  A Woman’s Solo River Journey Through Grand Canyon”.

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Inside Grand Canyon; Stantons Cave

Inside Grand Canyon; Stantons Cave

http://www.philipcoppens.com/egyptiancanyon.html

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“Love still frightens me and dreams present me with agonizing truths, but little by little this river and canyon have allowed me to claim my life as my own, to begin moving past my father’s indifference and my mother’s jealousy and hate.  Understanding my relationship to it all is the only path to true freedom.” – Patricia C McCairen, “Canyon Solitude:  A Woman’s Solo River Journey Through Grand Canyon”.

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Laughter II

“I knew of no instruction manual for reaching a higher level of humanity and a greater wisdom. But I felt intuitively that laughter was the beginning of wisdom, as is was indispensable for survival.”  – Ingrid Betancourt

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Desert National Wildlife Range

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofDesertWildlifeRefuges

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“Laughter is a very underrated tool for healing.”   – Bronnie Ware

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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

http://americaswildlife.org/2011/07/in-the-footsteps-of-aldo-leopold/

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“A man who can laugh at himself is truly blessed, for he will never lack for amusement.”  – James Carlos Blake

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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.mojavedesertblog.com/2013/04/desert-national-wildlife-refuge.html

and

http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/desertrange/index.htm

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“Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.”  – G. K. Chesterton

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