Rainbows remind you about life after the rain. It can get dark, dreary, and darn right ugly and then BAM! Rainbow!!!!! #keeplookingup
This weekend I rode into the mountains at first light. I tucked my toes in the rolling river and watched it glide on past. I hiked the tree line up and down I came with a bouquet of fresh mountain blooms. It has been tough lately, some days my breath is short and my heart heavy. But this, this is how I pray. This is how I wash it away, find the light, watch things emerge anew. This is my sanctuary.
Is your ambition
To swallow the flame down
take it into your mouth
and shoot it forth, a short or an incandescent
tongue, a word
exploding from you in gold, crimson
unrolling in a brilliant scroll.
To be lit up from within
Vein by vein
To be the sun.
- Margaret Atwood
"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth."
- Herman Hesse
Great Oak from New Orleans Botanical Garden
— Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via onehappyfangirl)