"It is a real chill out, / The genuine thing. / I am not deceived, I do not think it is still summer / Because sun stays and birds continue to sing. / It is summer-gone that I see, it is summer-gone. / The sweet flowers indrying and dying down, / The grasses forgetting their blaze and consenting to brown." - Gwendolyn Brooks, "A Sunset of the City"
Testin'....testin'.......A question, why is it, that my mind is constantly obsessin,' about making turns out in a session, laying lines or teaching lessons. Is it a curse or just some strange sort of blessin'. Wrestlin' with obsession. Always am I preppin', tuning skis and my mind, you know, to keep from all that stressin'. Forever running through my brain are progressions. Progressin'.... the art of my lines, try to always keep them guessin'. Work hard on improvin, don't believe in perfection. By now I should be restin. Dreams? Yes, but only of the obsession, pow town, vision questin'. Early I get to steppin', schleppin', tools I need for somthin tasty I'll be catchin. Blessin . .
If you're ever around Bend, O, highly suggest going to Smith Rock. Being from Florida, the landscape of the Northwest is completely new and foreign for me, but this took the cake. It's hard to believe this exists here. We hiked Misery Ridge Trail, which is steep, but in 4-5mi and 1086ft elevation gain, it was no lie! But the Trail circled around the park and gave great views! P.S. If you're into rock climbing, DEFINITELY check this out!
Explored the Lava River Cave near Bend, OR this weekend. I highly suggest it if you're looking for a different type of hike/walk/adventure. It's a mile there and back route. There are lots of people checking it out but you definitely don't feel crowded...which may or may not be a good thing 400ft underground in complete darkness! #bend#oregon#lapine#lavarivercave#inlandnorthwest#indlandnorthbest#centraloregon
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"The beautiful changes as a forest is changed / By a chameleon’s tuning his skin to it; / As a mantis, arranged / On a green leaf, grows / Into it, makes the leaf leafier, and proves / Any greenness is deeper than anyone knows. / Your hands hold roses always in a way that says / They are not only yours; the beautiful changes / In such kind ways, / Wishing ever to sunder / Things and things’ selves for a second finding, to lose / For a moment all that it touches back to wonder." - Richard Wilbur, "The Beautiful Changes"
"Here's flowers for you; / Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; / The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun / And with him rises weeping: these are flowers / Of middle summer, and I think they are given / To men of middle age." - William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale IV.iv
Photo by @pieta_elegante, taken along the river walk. Model: @katieromero_01. Shared with permission. .
God's Garden, by Robert Frost "God made a beatous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said: "To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowerets tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end." Then came another master,
Who did not love mankind,
And planted on the pathway
Gold flowers for them to find.
And mankind saw the bright flowers,
That, glitt'ring in the sun,
Quite hid the thorns of av'rice
That poison blood and bone;
And far off many wandered,
And when life's night came on,
They still were seeking gold flowers,
Lost, helpless and alone.
O, cease to heed the glamour
That blinds your foolish eyes,
Look upward to the glitter
Of stars in God's clear skies.
Their ways are pure and harmless
And will not lead astray,
Bid aid your erring footsteps
To keep the narrow way.
And when the sun shines brightly
Tend flowers that God has given
And keep the pathway open
That leads you on to heaven."
"Love is the unfamiliar Name / Behind the hands that wove / The intolerable shirt of flame / Which human power cannot remove. / We only live, only suspire / Consumed by either fire or fire." - T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"