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Sometimes, it’s hard to tell, especially when depression shadows you, constantly grabbing for your hand to hold you back. Even when I know the things I need to do to come out from a bout, I sabotage myself by not doing them. Sigh.

IMG_8419Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Quote of the day: “When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Daily gratitudes:
Rabbits
Clean dishes
An empty drawer
Birds flying in formation
The Olympics

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As you can probably tell from my lack of posts, I’ve been working what feels like 24/7, but I wanted to let you know I’m still here. And if I weren’t under a brain cloud, I would be able to remember the name of this arch. What I can tell you is that it’s 1500 feet from the top of the arch to the bottom of the canyon, and there were people posing on top of the arch. I think they were crazier than I feel right now. Hugs to all.

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Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Quote of the day: “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” — Mother Teresa

Daily gratitudes:
Toddlers in footed pajamas
Sharing lunch
Sparkling coconut water
The end of a project being in sight
Pretty sunsets

On this Mother’s Day, most of which I have spent with Kelsea doing pre-college stuff, snuggled up on the couch, on this wet, slight snowy day, I am reminded of how much perseverance starting, nurturing, and living a life takes. For all of us. I hope you have all had a happy Mother’s Day. For those of us who are without our own mothers now, it is a blessing to know that we were so loved and that the stars are the lights in our mothers eyes still, glowing as they watch us.

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Quote of the day: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” — Washington Irving

Daily gratitudes:
Blankets
Fixing my own printer
The first cricket (though he might be frozen by now)
My darling daughter
A day at home

 

Were you expecting a cocktail? I could understand that. I will occasionally take pictures of drinks, but I don’t take pictures of food, as some travelers do. Part of the essence of food is the place, the air, the company, the ambiance, and a photo of a burger just doesn’t capture that. We had some of the best burgers I’ve ever had at the restaurant at Augusta Bay. Did I take a picture of them? No. I did take a picture of my last Kalik at the airport. And a picture of our small bottle of Night Train Express, the cheapest booze ever, which we bought to see what it was like, since it had been the drink of choice among hobos in our childhood memories. And there might be a picture of me drinking out of a bottle of Cuban Rum. But I won’t share those. Instead, I’ll share the rocks in front of the white sand beach at Exuma Palms.

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Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Quote of the Day: “It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Daily gratitudes:
The Thai Life Insurance commercial
White peacocks
My chicken earrings
That my friend does NOT have breast cancer
Comfort food

I would have liked it if I had gotten the monument sharp, but the softness is pretty too.

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Monument Valley, Arizona.

Quote of the Day: “Like a flash of lightning between the clouds, we live in the flicker.” — Joseph Conrad

Daily gratitudes:
The amazingly beautiful smell of rain
Lightning poofing in the clouds
Makeshift meals that turn out delicious
A rare cool breeze
Cold Red Stripe

Garden of the Gods is a wealth of rock formation beauty.  The fires encroached on the area this past summer, but fortunately the park was spared.  It’s a wonderful place to hike, meditate, journey, and be awestruck. Time for a chilly hike soon!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy & peaceful.” — Sylvia Plath

Daily gratitudes:
Kelsea
My new little piece of art from Santa Fe
That we may have a white Christmas for the first time in ages
Fuzzy Christmas socks
MKL

Photo title: Magic Rocks

Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “The efforts we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.”  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daily gratitudes:
Rushing rivers
Neon motels
Free spirits
Tin roofs
Rodeos

Photo title: Rocky Point

Somewhere in the British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: ” Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”  —  Corita Kent

Daily gratitudes:
My amazing daughter
People who dance
People who make me laugh
Baritones
Pool
Spur-wearing men with cowboy hats
Road trips
Country music

What I learned today:  (This is an almost learn.) Why water circles on one direction down the drain in the Southern Hemisphere and the other direction in the Northern Hemisphere.

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