Monday, November 23, 2015

the earth is exactly what it wanted (Boiceville, NY)

If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails
for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit
carries within it
the thorn
that is heavier than lead--
if it's all you can do
to keep on trudging--
there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted
from "Morning Poem" by Mary Oliver

Sometimes you need to drive away from the place you spend your daily life. Just for a short trip.

Lake Chadwick, Newburgh NY:

Downtown Newburg:

Stroll through Washington's Headquarters:

Made it to Boiceville, NY by sunset.

Sunrise the next morning:

Did you ever have a day that was like, I JUST CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO TELL ANYONE?!
Maybe Thomas Merton did.

Here are some shots from the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail:

View from the top.

Signed into this registry. It's the only mark I left behind,

No cell service for 48 hours. Wrote in a journal instead.

Warmed up at Bread Alone:

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