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Wednesday of Hope – What Is Hope Pinned on?

When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens like one of those fluted Japanese blossoms, flimsy and spastic, bright and warm. This almost always seems to happen in community.

– Anne Lamott, “The Impossible Will Take a Little While,” Plan B

Delicate flowers of the Bristlecone Pine Forest

The Universe Is Waiting for Us

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

– Eden Phillpotts

Yes, the Joshua Trees, the rocks, and the sunset were beautiful. But there was this rabbit . . .

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the Darkest Times

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times.

– Vaclav Havel

Though it is dark before dawn, we know that the sun will light up the entire sky.

Waking with a Winged Heart

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

– Kahil Gibran

Dawn at Arches National Park

Wednesday of Hope – A Glimmer on the Horizon

Sometimes we have to do the work, even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible.

– Angela Davis

Los Angeles has drained so much water from Owens Valley. I spent 40 years in L.A., so I am aware how we used it. Those tufa spires you see in the image above from Mono Lake, were it not for the water that L.A. has used, they would be under water.

We can be discouraged by the signs we see around us as to the damage we are doing to this sacred place on which we live. But we will not give up hope. We look for a glimmer on the horizon, and continue to raise our voices, and do what we must do today.

To Be Alive Today

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

– Mary Oliver

There is no more awe inspiring sight to me than Mount Whitney.

Gallery – Oceans/Lakes