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Philosophy + Photography  "If your mind is expansive and unfettered, you will find yourself in a more accommodating world, a place that's endlessly interesting and alive." ✈️🌏

“For the 99 percent of the time we've been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world.  Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.” #janinebenyus #naturelover #hiking #hikingadventures #getoutside #mountains #crestedbutte #colorado #ourplanetdaily #stayandwander #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #theglobewanderer #earthfocus

I can’t wait to be back in Italy in a couple weeks! Instead of fall in northwestern Italy, this upcoming trip will be winter in Tuscany. 🇮🇹❤️ #cinqueterre #riomaggiore #liguria #liguriancoast #italy #italytravel #italytrip #italy #traveladdict

“While Nature herself is the author of every wine, it is the winemaker’s job to present the timbres of terroir in a fashion that resonates in the taster’s breast, guided in doing so by our mutual humanity. Nothing is more exquisite than to be deeply known by another through an offering, be it a Syrah or a symphony, that touches us beyond mere words.” #clarksmith #nature #wine #winehike #liguria #cinqueterre #cinqueterreitaly #liguriancoast #italianriviera #vermentino #pigato #italianwine #italianwinelover #whitewine #mediterranean #italytravel

“Self-reflection enables every person to alter the trajectory of their personal storyline by reviewing a series of episodic occurrences and making value judgments regarding the past. How we perceive our history colors the present, our deeds of today script the future outcome of individual persons, and the outcome of many people making conscious decisions using their cognitive processes including the ability to remember and share memories influences the direction of human development and the progress of society.” #kilroyjoldster #selfreflection #philosophy #waterfallwednesday #waterislife #chasingwaterfalls #northcarolina #asheville #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #crabtreefalls

“Civilization could not exist without tremors of desire and without the counteracting, negation force of disciplined denial. Nor would the gyratory pulsations of a lively civilization exist devoid of the convulsive chemistry of union and repellency. We are born with a desire to be immortal. Cursed with the knowledge that we must die, people live their orthodox lives out by displaying reckless abandon as to the outcome of human life or nervously hounded by utter despondency nipping their heels. How we resolve this decidedly human complex of carrying out our daily lives while burden by our inescapable mortality determines our essential character. The collation of similar values adopted by our community determines who we are as a people.” #kilroyjoldster #character #philosophy #corevalues #nature #naturelover #northcarolina #chimneyrock #statepark #hikingadventures #blackgirlshike #blackwomenhike #createscenery #youbackpacking #optoutside

“By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us." #RobertMacfarlane #mountains #mountainview #telluride #telluridecolorado #bridalveilfalls #rainbow #colorado #coloradohiking #boxcanyon #bridalveilbasin #naturelover #naturehike #hikingadventures #rei

"We say that life is sweet, its satisfactions deep. All this we say, as we sleepwalk our time through years of days and nights. We let time cascade over us like a waterfall, believing it to be never-ending. Yet each day that touches us, and every man in the world, is unique; irredeemable; over. And just another Monday." #josephinehart #highfalls #lakeglenville #nantahalanationalforest #cashiers #northcarolina #northcarolina #mondayvibes

"A crystal clear Colorado sky opens above us, a blue so deep it makes you dizzy. The occasional bright white wispy cloud dances across the firmament, punctuating the deep blue vault of heaven stretching over this paradise." #NeilHanson #colorado #coloradolife #mountainlife #roadsideamerica #hotsprings #crystalriver #roadtrippin #blueskies #riverview #mountains

I‘m very excited to get back to Mexico City in a few weeks for my 30th birthday. #colbalt #fridakahlo #casaazul #museofridakahlo #coyoacan #mexicocity #mexico #cdmx #ciudaddemexico

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” #maryritterbeard #vernazza #cinqueterre #liguria #mediterraneansea #italytrip #italy #unescoworldheritage #italygram #italianlife

“Wine is tribal. It’s one of our most ancient foods, so it isn’t surprising that in a postmodern, globalized world, the primal attractions of wine would lead people to band together around it.” #JoshuaGreen #lamorra #barolo #barolowine #nebbiolo #piemonte #autumnsunset #winecountry #winetravel #winewednesday #autumncolors #sunset #vineyard #italy #italytrip #langhe #unesco #unescoworldheritage

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