Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

"When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others."
Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn’t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn’t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their heart is right now. Maybe, not now, but years later they will catch the memory of you in a quiet moment. There on that Sunday morning, a light will shine through the fog of lies, misunderstanding and frustration they built inside their angry mind about your true character. And, when it does, the shadows will be casted out to reveal a scared and hurt little boy or girl that just wanted to be loved, but went about it all wrong. Maybe, on that day, the whisper of their gratitude for your love will find its way back to your heart. And when that day comes, you will find yourself smiling all day long and not know why.
-Shannon L. Alder

Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn’t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn’t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their heart is right now. Maybe, not now, but years later they will catch the memory of you in a quiet moment. There on that Sunday morning, a light will shine through the fog of lies, misunderstanding and frustration they built inside their angry mind about your true character. And, when it does, the shadows will be casted out to reveal a scared and hurt little boy or girl that just wanted to be loved, but went about it all wrong. Maybe, on that day, the whisper of their gratitude for your love will find its way back to your heart. And when that day comes, you will find yourself smiling all day long and not know why.

-Shannon L. Alder

"Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs."

Bravery is believing in yourself, and that is something nobody can teach you.

Decided to take a tail end of July roadtrip today.  Not surprisingly, ended up in the same place as the previous four roadtrips over the last two months. Still much to explore. 

  1. Camera: Fujifilm FinePix AX655
  2. Aperture: f/9.6
  3. Exposure: 1/150th
  4. Focal Length: 11mm