Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.
And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.
And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
Anyone else make silly mistakes when it’s before 6am and below 20 degrees?? Yeah me too.. when I stood up after capturing this sunrise through North Window I let my phone slip right out of my pocket and tumble 40 feet down to the snow covered floor - somehow it came out without a scratch! I’d say it was worth it // 👌🏻
This week's theme is flora and fauna. This is an orange and black lichen moth, Lycomorpha grotei, on a flowering sagebrush. I'm not certain which species of sagebrush it was. Perhaps someone can tell us. This photo was taken in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah in September 2013.
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We always love spontaneous trips to places we’ve never been before! Arches National Park was a dream ☀️Utah never fails to amaze us with its red rock and good lookin’ scenery 🔥#archesnationalpark #utah#arcteryx