Peace, In Images and Verse

It seems as though we might be making progress with some of our coronavirus problems. A few states are starting to reopen. I am cautiously optimistic. But a bigger part of me, for various reasons, is seeking peace.

Again this week, I attempted to produce a meatier blog. (Does that sound strange, coming from a vegan?) But, again, the gentler aspects of my being would not have it. After putting up an extended fight for the same reason last week, (with this result:, I didnโ€™t try to oppose it this time. So, in an effort to evoke a calming peace for myself and for you, Iโ€™d like to share more images and inspirational words on Nature.

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.
I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.
I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens,
and get as near the heart of the world as I can.

– John Muir

Colorado vista

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

– Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

– Lao Tzu

View from a hiking trail inside Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.

– Joseph Campbell

Beartooth Highway, Montana

The earth does not belong to man;
man belongs to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected
like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

– Chief Seattle

Blessings for Peace,


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10 thoughts on “Peace, In Images and Verse

  1. Got to say I love the way you put poetry in with the photos. Hope you have a beautiful weekend

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Beautiful pictures with perfectly selected quotes! My favorite this week – Grand Teton National Park. As I gazed at this beautiful, breathtaking picture, it brought such a calm and peaceful feeling within. I felt like the quote perfectly matched the picture particularly during this time in ALL of our lives where we seem to constantly be exposed to the OPPOSITE during this coronavirus situation: TOO MUCH complexity, an excessive degree of impatience and most importantly to me, a LACK OF COMPASSION for others. Thank you for giving us โ€œsunshine and blue skiesโ€ this week!


    1. Mamaceil, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your comment, especially after having trouble with the system! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™โญ๏ธ


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