“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.”

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I enjoyed a short camping trip Monday evening. I ventured east, on Route 2. Getting out of the city is always a joy. I updated photos from the adventure to my Flickr account. May they inspire your own musings and meanderings.

The Iron Goat Trail

“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers – for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”  / Osho

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“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
/ George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

9 July 20131

“Mid-summer … when the alchemy of Nature transmutes the sylvan landscape to one vivid and almost homogeneous mass of green; when the senses are well-nigh intoxicated with the surging seas of moist verdure and the subtly indefinable odours of the soil and the vegetation. In such surroundings the mind loses its perspective; time and space become trivial and unreal, and echoes of a forgotten prehistoric past beat insistently upon the enthralled consciousness.” /   H. P. Lovecraft, The Tomb

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