01 January 2021

Happy New Year - Missoula, Montana

“Each first of January that we arrive at is an imaginary milestone — at once a resting place for thought and meditation, and a starting place for fresh exertion in the performance of our journey. The man who does not at least propose to himself to be better this year than he was last must be either very good or very bad indeed.” 

 - Charles Lamb (1775-1834), as quoted by Joan Anderson, in A Year By The Sea, p.82

30 December 2020

Neurosis At Bay, For Today - Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana

“I think it was Thomas Merton who said that the easiest way to rid yourself of neurosis is to surround yourself with nature, or more specifically trees.

"You can't be neurotic in front of a bunch of trees," he claimed; nor, I hasten to add, in front of dunes or sea or humble scrub pine. 

Standing here at the edge of the world shows me how exaggerated my own emotions seem to be. 

This, strong, silent place interrupts confusion, rage, and depression, and just now I feel more at home with the landscape than with people.”

-Joan Anderson, in A Year By The Sea, p.13

Tall Tree Shadows - Greenough Park, Missoula , Montana- Copyright 2020 Cyndy Hull

28 December 2020

Infinite Flow - Missoula, Montana

Best book dedication I’ve read lately:
Dear Grandma, 
Because you lived as is there was no finish line.
May we all learn to live such an infinite life.

- Simon Sinek, from The Infinite Game