Just this moment I could fill pages of reading with raw emotion. But it does not change my situation. My books of sketches fill until my pencils and erasers are worn down. Music filters in and out. I ebb and flow with each emotion I am honest enough to face. I am getting through each one of them. Finding my way through this and to peace and understanding.
I am working on some new things regarding fishing and am in anticipation of the greatest time of the year “The Fall Run”. Let me just hug you and put you back in my 50lb striper out there waiting for me.
The time has come to continue where I left off too … on the dreams and experience in life file:
quest for the correct reel and I am off.
This video made me really happy today. When you’re Offshore and one just appears…. like a gift:
And I want to see this… the spiral jetty (I love Utah-so beautiful)♥
The Spiral Jetty, considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson, is an earthwork sculpture constructed in 1970.
Built entirely of mud, salt crystals, basalt rocks, earth, and water on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah, it forms a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake which is only visible when the level of the Great Salt Lake falls below an elevation of 4,195 feet (1,279 m).
At the time of its construction, the water level of the lake was unusually low because of a drought. Within a few years, the water level returned to normal and submerged the jetty for the next three decades. Due to a drought, the jetty re-emerged in 2002 and was completely exposed for almost a year. The lake level rose again during the spring of 2005 due to a near-record-setting snowpack in the mountains and partially submerged the Jetty again. Lake levels receded and, in the spring of 2010, the Jetty was again walkable and visible. As of late June 2011, runoff from record snowpack has all but completely submerged the Jetty.
Originally black basalt rock against ruddy water, it is now largely white against pink due to salt encrustation and lower water levels.
“Suppose you are walking down a wintry road and you are freezing. You know your destination is not far away; however, it is cold. You are losing confidence. The wind is ferocious. Your footing is precarious. The air is so icy it hurts to breathe. And you begin to feel you won’t make it. Just then, someone sees you stumbling and invites you into his house. He gives you a hot cup of tea and a warm blanket. This good neighbor rubs your hands and feet to get the circulation going and revives you completely so that you can go on.
That is wonderful. Who wouldn’t be grateful for such kindness?But there is a downside to this much needed help. Because if the same thing ever happened to you again, you would be looking for someone to save you. But you might not happen to receive the same loving treatment. You can’t always count on being rescued. This kind of help may be a onetime thing.Now, instead of being offered a hot cup of tea, suppose you come across another sort of help – a person who knows the road and knows how you truly feel. Suppose that friend says, “Have courage. You can do it. Have courage; you are almost there. Look! Your destination is right there!” The warmth of his voice, the certainty emanating from his heart give you the full strength of his blessing. The complete assurance in his voice is like an infusion of energy. The power behind his statement stays with you – ‘Have courage” – and helps you reach your destination. “You can do it. Have courage; you are almost there.”And when you arrive, what a splendid experience! You have discovered not just your destination: you have discovered your inner courage, and it has brought you to your goal.
By waking you up to your inner courage and by giving you faith in your own ability, this true well-wisher gives you a lasting gift. If the same type of incident happens again, you will remember, “Have courage. You can do it! Have courage. You are almost there. Look! Your destination is right there.” The message is the lasting gift. You will experience God’s blessing, God’s grace very strongly. Waking up to your own inner courage makes you self-reliant. Once you call on this courage, you recognize it for what it truly is: you see that courage is an exquisite spark of the infinite light of the Truth. And when you call on this divine light, the power of God at the core of your being takes you across. Having courage is invoking God’s power within yourself.”
-Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Courage and Contentment