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Friday, November 26, 2010

"no matter....the road is life"


"The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross 
and which  to burn"
~David Russell
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"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover 
that the prisoner was you."
~Lewis B. Smedes
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“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; 
we had longer ways to go. 
But no matter, the road is life.”
                                           ~ Jack Kerouac
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Let Go~ Forgive~Embrace

Three things I have learned over this year.
And am still learning.
~~~


(photos taken with my cell phone - during a backpacking trip on the west coast this spring)

38 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

That is such great advice! Thanks for reminding me.

And the photos! These would be considered good if taken with an expensive camera! Nice job!

Karen Sather said...

Oh so love the poetry and the photos nicely done and even such quality with just a cell phone...isn't life amazing!....who even needs a camera any more really.....looks like you had an awesome place to go camping.

Allison said...

Very beautiful quotes! I love this. And isn't that the truth...when you forgive, you realize that you are the one who has been set free. While I have also done a lot of that lately, I know there is one person I still need to forgive. It isn't that I don't want to... it's that sometimes it hurts so badly, and how do you change the way you feel? I suppose that in theory I completely forgive that person, but my heart hangs on to it with claw-like zeal.

sigh.

Naturedigital said...

Love your photographs and quotes Dawn.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

Lynne H. said...

These are wonderful partners..your pictures and words..gentle reminders for us all..
(ps- your cell is like mine..pretty darn snappy little picture taker..lol)

Have a wonderful Friday Dawn!!!

lakeviewer said...

Beautiful! Great reminders that life is ahead of us.

Deb said...

awesome photos...great reminders...

Out on the prairie said...

I like the Kerouac qoute, a favorite writer of mine.Fun shots working well withthe tone you added, along with the combined thoughts.

Just read your comment to Switzerland and thought ofmy first time going through on the train. I had my window down and was Ohhhing and Ahhhing like a little kid, while all the commuters were ignoring the beauty and reading newspapers, thinking silly tourist.Where the Alps start in Italy, the Dolomites, is the start of a storybook fantasy for me.I tried to get on a geology project there just to be around the beautiful area longer.

texwisgirl said...

Wonderful post and pictures and sepia. I think we all fight with the "harden not your hearts" advice. And letting go... Jeepers that's tough...

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good advice, and tough to learn at times. Great pics.

Lynette said...

Those are thoughts to live by. Wonderful post.

Nancy said...

Deep thoughts and reflective photos to illustrate common dilemmas we all face from time to time. Good therapy. :)

Kenley said...

Thanks for sharing Dawn. Very true indeed.

A Paperback Writer said...

Very nice shots. I just feel like some park ranger from the 1930s should step into one of the frames.

shahidj said...

sweet photos, i wish i had that talent

Farm Girl said...

Very profound thoughts and so true. Thanks for sharing.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Lovely sentiments and your photos are wonderful.

Val said...

I couldn't agree more. You have the best posts.

heather yalin said...

Love this! Wooden bridges (especially felled logs) on hiking trails are some of my favorite things in this road of life! :) Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

and flowers pick themselves said...

adore the kerouac. brilliant.

:)

xo Alison

Indie.Tea said...

Taken with your cell phone - amazing! I love how you processed them too.
And the quotes are beautiful...

Kristin said...

Beautiful as always - you are such an inspiring writer and those photographs are stunning - thank you for your kind comment and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, xoxo

Country Mouse Studio said...

awesome reminders, the letting go is hard for sure

Carmi said...

The pictures and the sentiments you subtly wrapped around them are so, so resonant. I've long paused when approaching a bridge. I see these structures as metaphors for life, and opportunities to learn. But only if we take the time to reflect before, while and after we cross.

So cool that you do exactly that. I've learned something tonight, and I have you to thank.

Thank you for raising Thematic yet another notch.

Steve Gravano said...

Excellent quotes and photos. I'm particularly fond of the middle pair.

koralee said...

Wise words...not so easy to do...just think how free one would feel if we did this on a regular basis.

Hugs my friend. xoxoxo

Hilary said...

Beautiful pics.. I love bridges. Your phone does a fantastic job.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

The colors in your pictures are beautiful, Dawn. The first quote is a great one in particular!!
Enjoy your Saturday, my friend. Really cold weather is banging on my door...
xxxx

Jimmy said...

Wonderful lessons to learn Dawn, sometimes we just need a reminder and you have given it to us, Thank You

I do like the pictures

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This rings true to my year also. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing these quotes and words!

Canyon Girl said...

Thank you, Dawn. I love the way you think about things and are able to express your thoughts in your blog.--Inger

In My Tennis Shoes said...

Such great quotes Dawn! Especailly love your heading: "No matter, the road is life!" Can relate! Have a blessed week.

I know, right! I can't get over that beautiful house! I even showed it to my husband! :)

Rick said...

A great post with super quotes ! Amazing photos - and with a cellphone ! I really like the trestle shot.

Rebecca Everett said...

Absolutely amazing pics to go along with the beautiful quotes. Hope you have a good week!

darlin said...

Okay Dawn, I have to ask... what type of a cell phone do you have? These are stunning photos, and then I noticed you took them with your cell phone which makes them that much more amazing!

Wonderful post, you always have such a wonderful, inspirational way of sharing, thank you.

Jordanna said...

Oh wow, three really important lessons. Thanks for sharing your heart. And your beautiful photos. Absolutely gorgeous. I see all three lessons in each picture. :)

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