Rime Ice Aspens shot in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Santa Fe
So often in our days we gaze downward. Look what can happen with a simple change of viewpoint. Image: Nordski Trail, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe, NM
Just as the desire to explore and take great journeys arises within, so does the desire to rise above these earthly entanglements. The challenges are not imposed from the outside. Instead they arise from the innermost desire for our Beloved freedom.
I traveled to distant lands To find The lushness of a rain forest The expansive freedom of the desert The salty weightlessness in the ocean The rich surprise of a new culture The soaring elevation of a mountaintop The heart-pounding thrill of whitewater The silent peace of a cathedral The intoxicating bliss of new love [...]
As a travel writer, one of my duties has been to rate accommodations. Of course I have an ideal against which I measure all. These hotels or resorts possess a five-star ambiance. A room in such a place might have thick Persian rugs on maple floors, gold tile in the Jacuzzi bath and silk bed [...]
Take the love road. It’s best not to turn right or left. But if you do, no problem. While you travel the byway, never forget the love road. Eventually, you will merge back. Stop for meals only at Love Diners and sleep only in Love Motels. When you know nothing but love and have [...]
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing . . .”—Henry Miller
I always assumed I would have the whole pie. I worked as a journalist, played in the wilds of New Mexico’s rivers and mountains where I kayaked, skied, biked, climbed and ran, and I traveled the world. But I longed for the missing piece: a mate and child. The yearning felt like a chasm at [...]