Monday, July 27, 2009

I wonder as I wander

I like to I love to hike, just being out there moving and seeing things that change daily intrigue me. A simple daily hike for exercise can entertain me in so many ways. The many different ways the gnarly tree trunks twist and turn, and the flowers that bloom different colors every year, why I wonder? maybe from the rain or drought... I just think about these things as I trek uphill leaving the stresses of the day behind. There is just something about being on a mountain that I love.

I was hiking up to Thomas Lakes this
past week and had to wonder about a few things we saw..

On the first part of the trail up to the lakes, on what used to be a 4 wheel drive road years ago, buried in the trail is this old car. You can see the old metal springs and parts of the engine sticking out of the trail.. Just buried there like a mudslide came down the road during a violent rainstorm, while some unsuspecting adventurers where caught unaware of the storm.
I wonder if these adventurous people had to outrun the terrifying mudslide and make it to higher ground never to retrieve their vehicle, or was it simply abandoned due to car trouble and left to become one with the trail....
Hmm I wonder...

On the same hike we noticed these
aspen trees...
A huge forest of Aspens, and right down the middle of where we were standing was a swath of gnarled trunks. From one side of the trail down through the other side. We wondered.. was it a snow slide years ago when they were very small trees... but it didn't seem to be steep enough terrain to have snow cascading fast enough to do this much damage to the aspen forest.
You just never know what happened to cause this... Makes you wonder... if it was just there to entertain me on my wandering...

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes... But in having new eyes to discover what is already there.

Friday, July 10, 2009


How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young, compassionate with
the aged, sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak. Because someday in
life you will have been all of these.

I know everyone that has ever been apart of
Eileens life knows of her huge gigantic hugs,
it's the one thing I've always loved about her.
When I first met Phil and he introduced me to
his mom, she gave me one of her hugs..
just engulfed me in her arms and made me
feel so important. I remember her attacking
Lucas and Jamie when they were young with
her hugs and kisses.. I love the way she can
wrap her arms around me like the hug matters
so much. She still does that every day I go to
visit her, Like she hasn't seen me in years.

She has been doing so well the last couple
years, very delusional but still some reality
about life and things around her. Lately thou
she seems to be slipping into a different phase...
she is still able to do the daily things for herself
but her delusions are getting very unusual and
she is forgetting what some things are.
Like the other day we were taking a walk and
she noticed a sprinkler head in the grass and
was telling me it was something else..
Little things like this along with the delusions
getting very out there lead me to believe she
is taking a step farther along in this disease.

I want to make sure everyone in her family has
an opportunity to see her if they can before
she looses the ability to give us her wonderful
hugs and smiles.

Monday, July 6, 2009

life is full of beauty

Life is full of beauty.

Notice it.

Notice the bumble bee,

the small child and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.

Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.