The gateway

Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop.  Your entire life lies out behind you and below.  Before you step through the gateway, pause and review the past:  the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows — everything it took to bring you here.  Observe it all, bless it all, release it all.  For it is in letting go of the past that you reclaim your power.

Step through the gateway now.

~ Ralph H. Blum, The Book of Runes

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A deer encounter

A young buck

M and I had a good trip east, visiting with family and friends.  On our way home yesterday, we stopped at the Simon B. Elliott State Park in Pennsylvania for a picnic lunch.  Unfortunately, it was bad timing.  The 24th Annual High Country Arts and Craft Fair was in full gear so the place was packed with people and the parking area was just about full.  That would have been fine (and maybe fun) if we’d been there for the fair, but the goal was a quick lunch so we could resume our journey home.  We were both ready to be finished with this road trip.  We have added another 1,000 miles to our summer travels, bringing it up to 3500.  That’s a lot of car time.

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