“Standing here, one learns that the world, though made, is yet being made; that this is still the morning of creation.” ~ John Muir, Travels in Alaska
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This summer we cruised Alaska’s Inside Passage. Many have already done so and many more still will, yet the experience of being amidst the glaciers and seeing them before me felt individual and powerful. When I think of the sheer time and the amount of snowfall it takes to form such beauties, I am speechless. We are but dust in the grand scheme of the universe, and yet I clearly felt that each of us was formed with intention and great love. I felt a surge of purpose while staring in wonder at the giant marvels before me. I am profoundly grateful to have photos of the experience.
Since returning home, I have been reading individual narratives of wilderness exploration and life in remote areas of Alaska. John Muir, perhaps the quintessential conservationist, who had such passion for the wilderness of Alaska and California, says it much better than I ever could.
“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” ~ John Muir, Travels in Alaska
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The 21 day Kindness Challenge begins September 11. Join me?
“Nothing can make our lives, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.” ~ Leo Tolstoy