When One Is Alive

  “There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”                         … Continue reading When One Is Alive

Your Own

It is impossible to pick a single location outdoors that is your favorite, although you might be able to narrow it down. However, I find there are places and images that come to my mind first when someone says the outdoors. There are places that become personal with repeated visits. Although nature is to be … Continue reading Your Own


“When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.” – William Wordsworth Written in Grand Teton National Park in July 2012 “On the banks of the rolling Snake river as the sun dips … Continue reading Solitude

True Silence

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment” -William Penn Throughout time the woods, forests, mountains and lakes have existed. However, the presence of such places is diminishing, and solitude and silence have become increasingly difficult to find. Ask yourself one … Continue reading True Silence