Monthly Archives: December 2013

Out with the Old, In with the New

My last post of 2013. I think it’s only natural to reflect on the old year on New Year’s Eve in order to get ready to welcome the new year. Even Word Press sent me an invitation to reflect by … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #900 Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t really an ending…

Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #899 It is either easy or impossible…

It is either easy or impossible. – Salvador Dali

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Visual Soliloquy #898 Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for…

Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. ―Immanuel Kant

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Visual Soliloquy #897 Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance…

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All and to All a Goodnight (in a tent)!

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Visual Soliloquy #896 When you are afraid, just train! When something doesn’t feel right…

When you are afraid, just train! When something doesn’t feel right, just train! When you don’t believe in yourself anymore, just train! The only think that won’t betray you is your training. –Sakaki

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Visual Soliloquy #895 If I offer you a glass of water, and bring back a cup of ice, I’ m trying to teach you patience…

If I offer you a glass of water, and bring back a cup of ice, I’m trying to teach you patience. And also that sometimes you get ice with no water, and later you’ll get water with no ice. Ah, … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #894 Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward…

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. ― E.E. Cummings

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Visual Soliloquy #893 Do the thing and you will have the power…

Do the thing and you will have the power. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Visual Soliloquy #892 Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled…

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ― Ray Bradbury

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Visual Soliloquy #891 Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. ― Steve Jobs

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Visual Soliloquy #890 Creativity takes courage…

Creativity takes courage. ― Henri Matisse

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Visual Soliloquy #889 The things that we love tell us what we are…

The things that we love tell us what we are. ― St. Thomas Aquinas

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Visual Soliloquy #888 What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness…

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ― John Steinbeck

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Visual Soliloquy #887 Life has a funny way of testing you to see if you really want, what you say you want…

Life has a funny way of testing you to see if you really want, what you say you want. ― Turcois Ominek

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Visual Soliloquy #886 Eyes can only capture objects that already seen in mind. And mind can only see things that already written in heart…

Eyes can only capture objects that already seen in mind. And mind can only see things that already written in heart. ― Toba Beta

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Visual Soliloquy #885 Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart…

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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Visual Soliloquy #884 I dwell in possibility…

I dwell in possibility… ― Emily Dickinson

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Visual Soliloquy #883 The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something…

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are … Continue reading

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Aoraki/Mount Cook: Reflections on a Rich Week

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. ― Ellen DeGeneres Autumn 2013 has passed in a blur of in and … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #882 You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated…

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of … Continue reading

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Aoraki/Mount Cook Attempt in Photos (Dec. 4, 2013)

My first view of Aoraki/Mount Cook…This is the view from the National Park Headquarters in the midst of a storm that eventually dropped 40 cm of snow on the mountain. Because we couldn’t fly out to the mountain, we stopped … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:-43.58383 Longitude:170.18399 GPS location Date/Time:12/01/2013 01:06:52 NST Message:New Zealand 2013: This is TA’s location on her journey to New Zealand and Aoroki/Mount Cook! Wish me luck! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/EnM53/43.58383S/170.18399E If the … Continue reading

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