13 January 2020

29 December 2019

On Joy - Near Simms, Montana

"That we are designed for joy is exhilarating, within reach, now or perhaps later today, after a nap, as long as we do not mistake excitement for joy. 
Joy is good cheer. My partner says joy and curiosity are the same thing. 
Joy is always a surprise, and often a decision.
Joy is portable. Joy is a habit, and these days, it can be a radical act."
-Anne Lamott, p. 70-71 of Almost Everything

28 December 2019

On Light, Spirit,Hope - Marias River, MT-I-15, Near Shelby, Montana

"Light...illuminates both things we want to see and don't want to see....Light is energy you can't touch or corral, which is also the nature of spirit....Light, candles, full moons magnify spirit that is in the wings...." 
-Anne Lamott, p. 21 of Almost Everything

24 December 2019

Simple Christmas - Missoula, Montana

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Wishing you a simple Christmas.... 

20 December 2019

Big Sky With Clouds - Flying Into Missoula, Montana

20 degree F overnight upsurge put us about back at temps in late September when this photo was taken - there's a happy thought!

“And I urge you to please notice
 when you are happy, and exclaim
 or murmur
 or think at some point,
 ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’
― Kurt Vonnegut, from A Man Without a Country

19 December 2019

Clinging Stubbornly - Missoula, Montana

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” 
― James BaldwinNotes of a Native Son