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Ashton Howe  Earthling 🌎 #Travel #TrailRunning #Mountains #Words Boulder, CO, USA

#tbt w this guy πŸ”₯πŸ’ž

I'm super excited for the first day of Spring πŸ™ŒπŸŒ·πŸŒž
Day Β» 5.2 miles
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
Henry David Thoreau

Yesterday Β» 7.57 miles
"So I am not a broken heart. I am not the weight I lost or miles I ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on like concrete.

I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because I broke that day, but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.

I am the way a life unfolds and blooms and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life."
Charlotte Eriksson

"My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. I attend to everything, dreaming all the while. […]. I'm two, and both keep their distance β€” Siamese twins that aren't attached."
Fernando Pessoa
Slowly going #blonde for the summer πŸ‘±

"The first and most important thing any individual can do is become an individual again, decontrol himself, train himself as to what is going on and win back as much independent ground for himself as possible."
William S. Burroughs

"...and only because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars, generally the Western stars."
Jack Kerouac

"It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco."
Oscar Wilde

"To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference. If we do not respect ourselves, we are on the one hand forced to despise those who have so few resources as to consort with us, so little perception as to remain blind to our fatal weaknesses. On the other, we are pecularily in thrall to everyone we see, curiously determined to live out - since our self-image is untenable - their false notions of us..."
Joan Didion

"She's mad, but she's magic.
There's no lie in her fire."
Charles Bukowski

"Euclid alone has
looked on Beauty bare.
Let all who prate of
Beauty hold their peace,
And lay them prone upon
the earth and cease
To ponder on themselves,
the while they stare
At nothing, intricately
drawn nowhere
In shapes of shifting
lineage; let geese
Gabble and hiss, but heroes
seek release
From dusty bondage into
luminous air.
O blinding hour, O holy,
terrible day,
When first the shaft into
his vision shone
Of light anatomized!
Euclid alone
Has looked on Beauty bare.
Fortunate they
Who, though once only
and then but far away,
Have heard her massive
sandal set on stone."
Edna St. Vincent Millay

#photography #art

"I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value."
Hermann Hesse

Back home in Boulder, counting my blessings, planning the next adventure.
"I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it."
Joan Didion

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