To Capture a Moment ~ Photos

Photography is the art of capturing something fleeting; holding something which cannot be held; time made still.

Savor your journeys … treasure the moments … enjoy the memories. 

The Journey of a Lifetime

Should someone ask you if you have been on or are planning your “journey of a lifetime”

Smile broadly and proclaim, “YES, I AM ON IT”

  • Your journey of a lifetime is not checking off places or things to do on a “bucket list”
  • Rather, it is every moment of YOUR life, from birth to passing on … 
  • Always remember that it is YOUR journey… do what makes you happy, gives  you fulfillment.. fall madly in love, travel the world or not, dream, walk sandy beaches, dine & laugh with friends, be a hermit, read, write, teach, dance to music others do not hear, gaze at the stars in wonder, encourage others on their journey  … 
  • Be in awe of the universe …
  • Create your destiny …
  • Each of us is on a different journey with different experiences … 
  • Savor each moment of YOUR journey of a lifetime

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.  – J. Krishnamurti

The Wonder of Flight

Reveries on a plane …

Gaze out the window as it taxis past other planes …

Wondering which destinations, near and far, are their final journey’s end …

Musing what a marvel flight is…to soar above the clouds…

Never get blasé about flying …
Gorgeous day…sunny….wait our turn to take off from Sea-Tac Airport…
Soar into the clouds…Puget Sound sparkling …Cascade & Olympics Mountains gleaming…ferries scurrying to and fro…

Fellow passengers gaze out windows or read or nap…
Love a window seat on daytime flights… also night, especially when clear …
We sail past snow capped mountains… 
Below us, a marvelous patchwork quilt…snow…mountains…towns…roads thru the mountains…infinite beauty….

Clouds…above the clouds….what do you see when you gaze at clouds?
Ideal place to meditate, dream, gaze in wonder…at the magnificence

Think of prior journeys … and plan your next journey…

Savor your journeys…

Namaste

Traveling to Nepal in the mid 1980’s was the first time that I encountered the beautiful expression, “Namaste”. Instinctively, I knew that it was far more than a simple greeting. One of my guidebooks translated Namaste as “I welcome the gods that dwell within you.” Another translation which I have on a framed poster in my bedroom is “I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.”

When I hear Namaste or see it in print, I think not only of the word’s translations but also of the fabulous time I spent in Nepal and the many beautiful people that I met. I think fondly of a smiling father proudly showing me his young son, of the hotel staff going out of their way to ensure that I got on the correct local bus from Kathmandu to Pokhra and the waiters who had such delight when I ordered native food and drink. Namaste is not only the reminder of a beautiful place but of a state of mind.

Read about my adventures  in this beautiful land of towering mountains and radiant smiles.

I wish you Namaste on your journeys.

Travel Memoir ~ Nepal

Travel Memoir ~ Nepal (Addendum)