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mere_satyagraha  My eyes are open. Love is my truth. travel_magazine, ic_nature, royalsnappingartists. Married to the lovely and brilliant @sydneygale22. Altiora Peto

Big rock at #craterlakenationalpark. If I don't go hiking soon I may just lose my mind. It is so hard for me to live where I do. I have mountains in my heart and waterfalls in my soul and I live in one of the flattest places on the planet. I am pulling out all of my tricks to maintain a positive mental attitude.
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"When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips." -Kahlil Gibran

Struggling to find the beauty during another #Indiana #winter. We had a #foggy day here and we decided to take advantage and get a few shots. I like how this one turned out.
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@sydneygale22 and I found a new local trail that runs along #BaugoCreek very near our house. There are some very lovely little spots, like this one. What you may or may not be able to make out in the distance is a beaver dam. We didn't go near it, of course. We didn't want to disturb an already stressed species. It would be nice if a lot more people were as mindful concerning the natural flora and fauna around them. I worry that with this new administration and conservative majority in both houses that we will be moving rapidly toward a "drill it, cut it, hunt it, farm it" mentality regarding our #wildspaces. I hope I'm wrong.
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I have Wish You We're Here playing in my head. Only, I've replaced "wish you were here" with "wish I were there." As in, I wish I were standing up on #Rainier right now.
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This one is from one of our days at #craterlakenationalpark. We never made it out to #wizardisland, but the hike down to the lake was a joy all the same. Sitting here, on this gloomy, grey, cold, #Indiana #winter day, I long to be on a trail in a wood somewhere.
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