2017-10-22

It may be cold outside at night and there are most definitely drawbacks to living on the road, but for all the challenges there are just as many perks and new experiences to discover. I love taking a hot shower, yet I am surprised how well am able to cope and get by without that old daily ritual. Many of my habits are stunted and new routines form. My westward horizons are uncharted and still a looming mystery to unfold, while looking back reminds me of the land covered, the towns past and seen. I never knew how easy it would be to leave it all behind. The daily newfound liberty of a nomadic crawl is ever increasingly full of continuous potential. I am ever asking myself what do I want, what do I want now, to do, to eat, to see next. It seems like I’m leaving my old life behind, though I know I carry everything with me. I am who I am because of what lies East. I know how lucky I am and I count my blessings regularly.  I give many thanks and share my gratitude.

Channel your inner Mark Weathers a bit and google then visit some of your local libraries and trail-heads.  My homes away from home.

Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Selfie on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
Mt. Evans Wilderness sign on the snowbound trail to Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
The peaks of Mt. Beirstadt, Colorado at sunset.
Local wildlife enjoying the rancho beans breakfast I shared.
Local wildlife enjoying the ranchero beans breakfast I shared.

 

ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365
ranchero beans organic from whole foods 365

Imagine yourself

life is what you make of it

Are you taking?
Are you giving?

Are you stranded?
Shipwrecked?  
Lost in a sea of your own mind

You are right where you are supposed to be
Right when you are needed
Now.  Here.  
No kiddin’

It’s all about your frame of reference.
You have the power to shift it at will.
Your imagination
…is limitless.

 

 

 

a walk to the library on january 24th 2017

a long drive through the rain
manhattan whizzing by 
from one parking spot luckily avoiding a ticket

to another parking spot not far away
a square grided circle back to where I came from
getting stuck in traffic and enjoying every second

packed and sorted and turned around once more
enjoying the central park meandering about
under the archway a pause to reflect, stairs, two towers

a commitment to ending homelessness must be made
a cold wet wind funnels in the tunnel past me and the fort
a long walk to the library with much in tow under the umbrella

sweet eye candy and a deep connection to the public space
rewards abound, drowning in potential knowledge
longing to be with, imagining affections

of new york city angels and goddesses
much could be said and more
a grandeur matched by the openness of the library’s caver

bright chandeliers with countless orbs 
massive arched windows framing the billowing smoke
and ridged structures of 5th avenue at 41st street

Awareness of Opportunity

Re-contextualized, simplified, and illuminated:
When your perspective undergoes a shift,
windows through the darkness may appear.

A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover with dark exposure

A way out, a way forward
We are all going to look up
and see the dividing line

A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover

It is our choice
to be aware
to be open
to follow our dreams
or not.

A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover with light exposure
A blue sliver of sky through full cloud cover with light exposure – Mark W

Secret gardens hidden fruits

Don’t forget to look down.  Stoop down.  Look at what you’re about to step on and look over to side at what is not so trodden.  What is there?

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

what magical other place this is? So easily hidden in plain view

And how does this newness you just discovered apply?

How does it affect your imagination and link to your usual perspective?

 

aerial view of the dense alien forest
aerial view of the dense alien forest

You fly by, capture a speeding glimpse and are forever changed, if you allow it within yourself.  If you are willing to let it open chains of thought, willing to let it somewhere near your heart.

A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth
A frozen moment of light eternal blossom of blood from earth

 

The secrets are there for you to learn and share.

Their rich juices will feed your soul through osmosis.

Here are a few that I’ve found and stolen away…

The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals
The red forested plague encroaches over boulders of precious metals

For a rainy day.

the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds
the shade of the lava tree is hot enough to incinerate a human in ten seconds