words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Maps and Trails (Turning the Page – A Bend In the Curve Remix)

Crossing the bridge of discovery we find ourselves….

Biking to a new place

Some thoughts on ambition and the nature of Self….

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it. – Robert Brault

Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do. – Robert Browning

It is in our nature to discover things and in our will to reach them. – Walter Smith

19 responses

  1. What a beauty this image reminded me of one of Shel silverstiens quotes..am sharing it with you hope you like it too-
    “The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.”

    January 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    • What a beautiful poem Soma. Thank you for sharing it with me. I found the language in it to be so refreshing and universal. Giving all our souls a place to explore. Crossing the bridge of life. I don’t know you very well, but it seems to reflect to me a lot of who you are as well; culturally diverse, and a soul-seeking adventurer.

      January 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  2. Nandini

    Beautiful photo, Walter. And thanks for sharing those quotes. So very true. I’m inspired. 🙂

    January 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    • Nandini thanks for the encouraging comment. The quotes are inspiring.

      January 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    • Nandini, I am glad the image and the quotes were inspiring. I appreciate your comment very much. Let us meet tomorrow – moving forward.

      January 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  3. this is such a perfect and beauty image, wonderful!!

    January 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  4. Great image.

    January 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

    • Thanks Malt. This is the Virginia Creeper. A 34 mile trek from a mountain top along an old railroad path. Beautiful crossings of gorges like this one.

      January 13, 2012 at 3:10 am

  5. Beautiful colors. Always just a few more steps or peddals in the journey.

    January 13, 2012 at 1:07 am

    • So true. We are always just a few strides away from our next discovery.

      January 13, 2012 at 3:01 am

  6. greetings by
    Bicycles around the world …

    January 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

    • Frizz thanks for stopping by. Your bicycles around the world is a wonderful post.

      January 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  7. Jackie Paulson

    It’s so nice to have you post such a “real life” photo. Amazing…

    January 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

  8. Glad you enjoyed this one Jackie, I aim to please 🙂

    January 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

  9. Wow!

    January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    • Thanks Al. I love biking, and the Virigina Creeper’s 34 mile trek is one of the most beautiful rides I have ever taken. Glad you liked the artistic effort.

      January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  10. sandy

    it is really nice.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    • Thank you Sandy for the nice comment. And thank you for subscribing. I appreciate it.

      January 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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