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variations | a pattern of maps and trails

variations | while you were gone

without hesitation
i followed
my map
your trail
> to the point of dreaming

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variations | biking (a maps, quotes, and trails remix)

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. ~ Christopher Morley

When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay’s call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart. ~ Diane Ackerman

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow. ~ H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance


The Hidden Meaning Of Things Expressed In Silence

A peaceful and beautiful place expressed in silence….

Hidden stream on a cool and brisk day

All things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure. Hans Jean Arp

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. –  Sir Francis Bacon

Nature has been mastering itself for some time now, and it is an honor to be able to capture its beauty. – Justin Beckett


Lake Greenwood and Shore

Another beautiful afternoon at the lake, on a brisk cool day….

Our day at the lake was very memorable

“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.” – Hamlin Garland

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” – The Buddha


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


My Cats: Little Baby and Thai-G

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is
infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine

Little Baby and Thai-G chillin

“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” – English proverb

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

I’m only a cat,
and I stay in my place…
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I’m only a cat,
and I don’t finick much…
I’m happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I’m only a cat,
and we’ll get along fine…
As long as you know
I’m not yours… you’re all mine!

Author Unknown