Home to the Mountains
Going to the mountains is going home.  -- John Muir

Walk quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountains.  Camp out
among the grasses of the glacial meadows.  Climb the mountains and get their
good tidings.  Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The
winds will blow their freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares
will drop off like autumn leaves.  -- John Muir
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.  Do not lose
courage in considering your own imperfections, but set about remedying them -
every day begin the task anew.  -- Saint Francis de Sales

It is a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.  -- Garrison Keillor
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege.  
Use it.  Dwell in possibility.  -- Oprah Winfrey

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the
fruit, and gather the influences of each.  -- Henry David Thoreau
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree.  
The gardener complained that the tree was slow-growing and wouldn't reach
maturity for 100 years.  The Marshall replied, "In that case, there's no time to
lose, plant it this afternoon."  -- John F. Kennedy

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?  -- Satchel Paige
I've learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant and
kindness from the unkind; yet, strange to say, I am ungrateful to these
teachers.  -- Kahlil Gibran

We discover wisdom for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us.  
-- Marcel Proust
Never let the future disturb you.  You will meet it with the same weapons of
reason which today arm you against the present.  -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance
comes when we are in the majority.  -- Ralph W. Sockman
A photograph is a secret about a secret.  The more it tells you,
the less you know.   -- Diane Arbus

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long
enough for the photographer it has chosen.  -- Minor White
May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window
open to great possibility.  -- Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

Gratitude lives in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
-- Charles E. Jefferson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.  -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but
in having new eyes.  -- Marcel Proust
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
-- Walt Whitman

Give me a spark of Nature's fire, that's all the learning I desire.  -- Robert Burns
The palest ink is better than the best memory.  -- Chinese Proverb

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age
brings wisdom.  -- H. L. Mencken
In wildness is the preservation of the world.  -- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of any enterprise that requires new clothes.
-- Henry David Thoreau
In the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this
small planet, we all breathe the same air and we all cherish our children's
futures.  -- John F. Kennedy

We never understand or appreciate anything until we look at it through
yesterday's windows.  -- Roberta Spurlock
The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate and
dishonest--but the myth--persistent and persuasive.  Belief in myths allows the
comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  -- John F. Kennedy

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know
whether you did it or not.  -- Oprah Winfrey
The photo below was taken on May 23, 2006, by an Expedition 13 crew member on the
International Space Station.  It records the eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands,
Alaska.  Cleveland Volcano is one of the most active of the volcanoes in the region and its
ash plumes have reached heights of 12 kilometers.
Music:  Twelfth of Never

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