07 February 2019

Winter Sleeper - Missoula, Montana

"Gen closed his eyes, leaned forward, and put his head on his knees. 
Sleep was a country for which he could not obtain a visa.
 'Commas,' he said through a yawn, 'pause the sentence and separate ideas.'" 

- Ann Patchett, Bel Canto, p. 210

(Forgive the slight stretch on picture-quote pairing, but I've been sitting on that lovely middle sentence for such a looong time...)

05 February 2019

Changing Mystery of Now - Grant Creek, Missoula, Montana

"You just have to live, Ave, and let life unfold. Say what you mean.
You can't always think about what you've lost, or what you don't have, or what you didn't get. Because when you do that, you're missing out on the now...
We shouldn't let a day go by when we don't stop and think about what we are to each other and how the best part of that is the part that changes.
That's the mystery.
And that's the part of people that's divine. Accepting the unknown and trusting it."

 -Jack in  Home To Big Stone Gap, A Big Stone Gap Novel, p 162, by Adriana Trigiani

04 February 2019

Small Things - Missoula, Montana

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."

-Mother Theresa (aka Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 1910-1997)