“..the only people for me are the mad ones... who burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...” Kerouac

Low lying #clouds #travelalberta #albertaskies #explorecanada
#rainy #wednesday #walk with #mum and the #puppies  (at Town of Fernie)
Parks. Killin it. #fernie #fall #trail #running #ferniestoke  (at 🗻)
"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers…" #lucymaudmontgomery #nailsit  (at HOME)

Once again I have admired … the courage and vigor with which, contrary to all German custom, you are at pains not to attenuate, simplify and whitewash, but precisely to stress and deepen the tragic problems.


In short, I wish to thank you for the great pleasure your book has given me.


The wonderful letters of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann – a half-century virtuous cycle of gratitude and mutual appreciation

(via explore-blog)

“Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”

—    Haruki Murakami

“I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”

—    Hugh Mackay

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly—it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling.”

—    Aldous Huxley
#fall #ferniestoke