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White Rocks

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

With multiple businesses to run, a job to work, kids to raise, and a house under remodel, sometimes we just can’t take a half-day or full-day to get out and explore and adventure and LIVE….goddammit.

It’s at these times when we have our short go-to places:

Devil’s Kitchen. Echo Canyon. No Thoroughfare. White Rocks. 

These are all still really super awesome badass places, but close and short.

Today was one of these days. We hit the White Rocks, and followed with the pool, then a short visit to Matt’s parents house.

Lovely.

Lunch Loop mountain biking

Contrast

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King

Sometimes when I look at my kids, or the beauty of the sunset, or a waterfall, or the light hitting the red rocks….I think I feel a bit like Sam at this moment.

Sometimes life is filled with shadow, and we have to look above the reek and wreckage and let the beauty into our heart.

I was tired today after yesterday’s exertions. We didn’t get out until evening. It was turned cold and started to rain a little, but the kids were excited to go to White Rocks and climb around. So we did. IMG_1840 IMG_1841 IMG_1843 IMG_1844 IMG_1845 IMG_1846 IMG_1847 IMG_1848

Zen

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” 
― Amit RayYoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style I love Yoga. I practice it several times a week. I really, really enjoy my yoga class, when I can attend, and only slightly more do I really really really really love doing yoga outside. Up that to doing it in a beautiful location. Uppity up up THAT to doing it in a beautiful location while also watching my kids climb around and play with one another and I’m pretty certain I found nirvana.

Not many pictures today. I was too busy doing yoga. But I did take a shot of this horse footprint inside the Monument and Tim doing this awesome jump.

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