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Weekend views

My fella leaves in a few weeks for his work on the coast, so we are packing in all the adventures we can.
This last weekend we went into the woods.
Actually, we went up a valley, into the woods, up and over a mountain:

Down to a lake:

And out a different valley to end up at the ranch I used to work at.

Along the way we saw mountain goats:

And heather in bloom:

And sunset on craggy peaks:

And a baby iceberg (I swam out and touched it! Very quickly!):

There are experiences in which you realize that all the choices you’ve made so far, even the ones that don’t seem to make much sense in the moment, have all led to you be in a certain place, at a certain time, and that it is perfection.

6 Comments

  1. “There are experiences in which you realize that all the choices you’ve made so far, even the ones that don’t seem to make much sense in the moment, have all led to you be in a certain place, at a certain time, and that it is perfection”

    Amen!

  2. I was trying to think of something I read when I commented. Finally found it:

    Martha Beck, in a her book “Steering by Starlight (How to live your best destiny, no matter what)” has a chapter with an exercise on “telling your life story backwards”. Simplified, it entails looking at an event or outcome that you consider wonderful and working backwards over the events that led you to this wonderfulness which often begins with a “Supposedly bad event that eventually supported my favorite thing”.

    It is an interesting excercise which gets more interesting the more experience(s) you have…

    • That’s a great exercise, Ann!
      I love thinking about how circuitous my life has been so far and where that non-linearity has gotten me. It makes the uncertainties of the present/future so much less daunting, knowing that though the destination is hidden behind a bend in the road, it will likely be as spectacular and RIGHT as all the rest have been.
      Thanks so much for your comments, they always make me thoughtful!

      • Well back at ya :)!… as your posts always make ME thoughtful – a good thing!

  3. That does sound like a great exercise!
    I love the pictures, Karin but especially the light on the heather. There is nothing like getting up into the mountains to put things in to perspective.

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