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That is a lovely photo.

I have had to learn to be happy with what I have. Not that it's bad, it's just not everything I want. But spending energy obsessing about what's not meant to be at this moment was making me very unhappy.


A radiant photo...the light is heavenly! Yes indeed, I'd say you're still pretty fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. All the houses (and swimming pools) in the world can't take away that lovely light--the way it washes over the ridges and valleys and makes you want to shout "Hallelujah!"

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Favorite Quotes

  • "Only by understanding where I live can I learn how to live." Scott Russell Sanders, Staying Put
  • "I live my life in growing orbits, Which move out over the things of the world." Ranier Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours
  • "Most of all nature is reflected in our capacity for wonder. Nasci. To be born." Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
  • "It is a grand long view. The river and valley, and then coves and blue ridges heaved up and ragged to the limits of eyesight." Charles Frazier, thirteen moons
  • "A conscientious journal keeper is really the natural historian of his own life." Verlyn Klinkenborg, The Rural Life
  • " You could build your own life on the observation of it." Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
  • "...the view stretched on and on across rows of blue mountains, each paler than the last until the final ranks were indistinguishable from sky. It was as if all the world might be composed of nothing but valley and ridge." Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

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