Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Beyond Our Shadowy Scope Among Critters


Life is and will forever be a curious subject of observation combined with living, and yet, more importantly, our memories, which is, the sum of us. 


Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.

Amit Ray

It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.

Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Jesse James Gang rode into town but there to meet them was,

The Sheriff  James Glispin of Northfield.

Another yearly event to remain dark this 2020.

Hawthorne ends the story this way; He failed to look beyond the shadowy scope of time, and, for living once in all of eternity, to find the perfect future in the present. Live, love, your present.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The magnificence of my skeleton is hidden by the weight of my flesh.

Vera Caspary

We need the skeletons of other stories to understand our own, sometimes.

Lauren Groff

Because it's true: more than the highlights, the bright events, it was in the small and the daily where she'd found life.

Lauren Groff

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Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

There is something truer and more real, than what we can see with the eyes, and touch with the finger.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(Just wander beyond, way beyond your shadowy scope.)

Thank you for your visit, and may the joy of happiness follow you everywhere you go.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen,

What a fun collection of photos and critters. I love the horses, the butterfly on the hand and the camel ride. Great shadow captures. Wonderful collection of inspiring quotes. We do need to love more readily than hate. Take care and stay safe. Thank you for linking up your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Elephant's Child said...

I always love your quirky, beauty, uplifting take on life.
And this post is no exception.
Many thanks.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful quotes! I do believe we love more readily than we hate. I'll write some of these in my journal tonight! Love the horses!

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. Nice quotes. Have a great sunday.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful series of critters today Karen, love love the 'life is like a butterfly' quote, wise words indeed. Hope all is well with yourself and your gorgeous family 💙

sage said...

Camels can have the most expressive faces (they can also be one of the nastiest animals). Great quotes and photos. The James Gang got shot up pretty bad in Minnesota!

RedPat said...

I love everything about this post, Karen!