My Tribe

May 15, 2015

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― Paula Brackston


May 7, 2015

may2015-hike-49 (1 of 1)“Love is a cliff,
A clear, cold curve of stone, mottled by stars,
Smirched by the morning, carved by the dark sea
Till stars and dawn and waves can slash no more,
Till the rock’s heart is found and shaped again.”
― James Wright

My Funny Valentine

February 14, 2015

feb2015-valentine-02 (1 of 1)“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”
― Pablo Neruda


November 29, 2014

november2014-christmastree-01 (1 of 1)“There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves-our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives-large parts of ourselves remain in the shadow of consciousness. This is a very good thing. We will always remain partially hidden to ourselves. Other people, especially those who love us, can often see our twilight zones better than we ourselves can. The way we are seen and understood by others is different from the way we see and understand ourselves. We will never fully know the significance of our presence in the lives of our friends. That’s a grace, a grace that calls us not only to humility, but to a deep trust in those who love us. It is the twilight zones of our hearts where true friendships are born.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

Foraging Partners

November 28, 2014

november2014-thanksgiving-15 (1 of 1) november2014-thanksgiving-17 (1 of 1) november2014-thanksgiving-18 (1 of 1) november2014-thanksgiving-19 (1 of 1)november2014-thanksgiving-04 (1 of 1) november2014-thanksgiving-20 (1 of 1) november2014-thanksgiving-21 (1 of 1)“Where there is great love there are always miracles,’ he said at length, ‘I do not see you as you really are; I see you through my affection for you. The Miracles of the Church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.”
― Willa Cather

A Prayer

November 15, 2014

november2014-hike-21 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-22 (1 of 1) november2014-hike-26 (1 of 1)“There’s no forsaking what you love
no existential leap
as witnessed here in time and blood
a thousand kisses deep”
― Leonard Cohen

20 Years of Friendship

October 25, 2014

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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
― Anaïs Nin

Holding Hands

April 7, 2014

13691788913_dedb2a7d67_o“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.”
― Thornton Wilder

Au Revoir 2013

December 31, 2013

Au Revoir 2013

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
― Rumi

Butterfly Bush

August 5, 2013


“This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step.”
― Haruki Murakami