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Wednesday of Hope – Humor and Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope.

– Max Lucado

Let’s go . . . Nowhere

Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.

-Leonard Cohen

See the World

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

– Ray Bradbury

Contemplation of the Beauty of Earth

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.  
– Rachel Carson

Contemplating Glacier National Park

A Lesson on Forgiveness from Nelson Mandela


Looking ahead, I leave the past behind.

– Nelson Mandela

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
– Al Neuharth
Mt. Whitney is definitely not a molehill (at 14,505 feet). But from this perspective at Trail Camp (@12,000 feet), it is difficult to perceive that it really is that tall. And for me, ten years after the backpacking trip, I can no longer recall which peak is which, from the angle I was standing at Trail Camp. It all depends on where you stand, what and how you see.

How like life! It isn’t that I sometimes see “wrong”, but that I need to look from a different angle, or perhaps from the perspective of someone else. It can make all the difference.

From where you stand - from where you sit, how tall does this look to you?

From where you stand – from where you sit, how tall does this look to you?