"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Alaska lessons

From my 36 pages of writing and sketching in my journal--
  • You won't come this way again, so enjoy it while you're here
  • The world is much bigger than Oklahoma
  • Friends are essential
  • Wildlife is sacred
  • Characters are the spice of life
  • We are Small
  • So much to see and taste, so little time
  • Losing track of days help reduce stress
  • Long days allow for early rising
  • People are afraid of bears
  • Fear stops us from living
  • Snapshots freeze memories in time
  • Slow down and breathe
  • Not having a car to drive enriches life
  • It doesn't matter what "now" costs, tomorrow isn't here
  • Money doesn't matter
  • Unhurried people are the happiest
  • If you're not having fun, whose fault is that?

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