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Posts tagged “Variations

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variations | seconds from a waking sunrise with you

variations | seconds from a waking sunrise with you

full of reflection
the rising sun,
and your thoughts
just beyond
> waking in seconds

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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


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variations | a day in the life: 12pm on Paris Mountain

variations | a day in the life: 12pm on Paris Mountain a

It’s a beautiful day here at the base of Paris Mountain. The elevation is 1,200 feet and I plan to climb to 1,400 feet. It may not sound like much but the climb is about 2 miles. And the gradient is pretty steep. The downhill fast and sweeping. Last week, I was on the trails, and now the road. I have my ipod and will be listening Bvdub’s new cd “Born in Tokyo.”


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variations | aboard our vessel, our dreams afloat

variations | aboard our vessel, our dreams afloat

we stood together
> at sea
our dreams afloat


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variations | the beautiful things we dream together

variations | the beautiful things we dream together

in a forever moment
an everlasting capture
… the intimacy
of a beautiful yearning


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variations | a beautiful place to remember that day

variations | a beautiful place to remember that day

It can only be,
because of the setting sun
and the hill just beyond


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variations | finding a beautiful place again

variations | finding a beautiful place again


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variations | when we see the beauty of things in a similar light

variations | when we see the beauty of things in a similar light


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variations | a day in the life: 5pm dishes

variations | a day in the life: 5pm dishes

In the end, sparkling clean. Just that thing we have to do.