Archive for June, 2012

Postcards from Colorado

Monday, June 11th, 2012

“My  Personal Daily Therapy, published Weekly or so…”

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
~ Mother Teresa ~

Road to Ghotic-9 xxx

From the Album “All the Way” by “MaMuse”, a beautiful “Glorious” named tune.


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A little meadow near by Lake San Cristobal. It is free camping. It is our Lifestyle. A bit close to the road going on to Cinnamon Pass, but it will due for a few days while we explore other roads a bit more isolated. The traffic is scarce, the space itself is serene and peaceful. Sometimes I sleep too hard, it is the results of having Spirit who will wake me up if any movement around, it is sleeping in the Ecamper, a cozy upstairs on top of Sherpa in a even cozier Marmot, a -5 degree sleeping bag a kind Friend of ours, Jerry, mailed to us. Morning Coffee using a new Primus Omni Titanium stove send to us by Klim suits/Primus, it arrived with the heat exchanger pan, the top of the line. There is kindness in this World. They are never on the News, I think tragedy instead sells better. I of course do not watch television, yet, I am not fooled. The air is crisp, a cool one blowing ever so gently as the sun is making it’s way through the trees on it’s mission to warm us up.

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Had to take a short run to the Bakery and we are now back under the trees that line up the meadow. I feel as I should be doing something but cannot figure out what. Without a connection the day is a bit different. I think it is mental because I really do not spend much time on the Internet as now off line. It is an aspect I try to keep under control as yet I enjoy communicating with Friends and try to reply e mails. It is that time to relax after such multitude of emotions which lasted too long this time around. Something is still off though and I have no clue what it is. Might be the altitude at 9000 feet.

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A few clouds are forming now and we will go for a Sunset ride soon. One to take photos as I feel the camera has not done much work lately keeping all the visions for my own senses. They are they ones I remember the most, the ones which do not have a physical print.

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A therapeutic ride it was to Creede and back. Lots of curves, the steering is hard, "Old Faithful’s" new Heart pulled us with ease, I am still not used to it and feels a bit foreign. A nice rain for a few miles cooled us off from this already cool weather, the highest pass at 11,500 feet was no challenge.

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Time has again started loosing it’s value as I cook, read, play with Spirit and go to town at times. We are settling in. It feels as it has been a long time since as such. A few more days has now past. Only going to town as the weather has changed and a grey cover is now always present while suddenly missing the Sun. I think we will move a bit south tomorrow. Maybe back toward Pagosa Springs, maybe Blue Mesa Reservoir. An area we just went through stopping only for one night. Strange as I never know which way we are going to turn and by now don’t even think about it. Soon we will be up in Colorado Springs visiting my Friend Shawn, his Girl Friend and their 3 dogs. Spirit will have company!

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We will also meet up again with Deya and Brian. We last saw them in Bisbee on their way to South America. They have been on the road for 2 years now. We will have some stories for sure and I will be doing the cooking. I think it is good for us to be at times to be physically surrounded with good Friends as when we also stop in Tucson. Friends that do understand our Journey as I understand theirs even if not traveling. We are all on a Journey.

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Looks like the sun is peaking through this morning. Every night and mornings it is the winter coat on. Amazing temperatures as we are constantly avoiding the heat of the summer. I forget how long we have been here now. I feel as this meadow is our own little piece of land. I was told in town that it will soon be crowded. We will be gone by then as this space will probably turn into a loud campground. I see a long summer ahead of us. It comforts me to know as such.

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We have now moved. As usually against where I thought we would go. The niceness of living alone, temperamental in my decisions. Spirit always agrees. We took North instead of South and now the forest is gone replaced by the banks of Blue Mesa Reservoir not too far from the town of Gunnison. I started feeling enclosed with so many trees around us. I am finding myself needing wide open spaces, far horizons and the body of water by us, this nice little beach, all are added welcomed attractions. My Heart seemed to have opened up into a kinder inner stage filled with more generous inner thoughts as previously present.

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Ara and Spirit