With over 20 international potluck dishes and a huge variety of entertaining travel adventure stories, our “Around the World” themed dinner & story night just couldn’t have been better. I’m also so ever-thankful that my friend, Dave, was able to see and experience a night with my special, little Gnome Home community. Man, I love y’all. I seriously do. <3 (at The Gnome Home)
Dave McNayr is visiting my Pleasantville today! (Also, Thom Yorke somehow knew and decided to give us a new soundtrack for our reunion weekend!) #downtown #greenville #expensive #grass (at Reedy River Falls Historic Park)
"Serendipity is a way of life. When we only follow the rigid ruts of our own planning, we only reach (and not even always then) the destinations we can see before we set off upon our journey. When we embrace the unexpected, when we make curiosity our goal — not a distraction in the way of our goal — we expand the map of our potential to offer innumerable destinations, filled with sensory and cerebral riches for our experience in the present, accessible to our memories from then on. Serendipity, although by definition a happy "accident" is not something that happens to us, but rather what we invite into our lives when we do not artificially limit what happens to us."
Mountains have so much to teach, and I love thinking about their archetypal significance in all cultures. People have always sought spiritual guidance and renewal in and among them. They are held sacred, embodying dread and harmony, harshness and majesty. They are places of visions, where one can touch the panoramic scale of the natural world and its intersection with life’s fragile but tenacious rootings. To many people they are their mother, father, guardian, protector, ally, just as they are to me. <3
"The birds have vanished into the sky,
And now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
Until only the mountain remains.”