the way

July 1st, 2012

Open the door.
Take a step.
Follow signs.
Do not be deceived by shortcuts.
Do not make excuses for false turns.
Keep to the right except when passing.
Go straight on.
Wake up.
Take in the view.
Keep going.
Forever.

Summer vacation, Telluride, Colorado

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6 Comments »

  1. Yes!

    Comment by Katie — July 1, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

  2. Colorado looks amazing!

    Comment by Roos — July 1, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

  3. Thank you for this on the first day of the second half of the year. Simple directions for a summer day.

    Comment by Laura — July 2, 2012 @ 3:44 am

  4. Wow. I love this. Simple, elegant words that point the way ahead.
    In gassho.

    Comment by Julian — July 2, 2012 @ 6:58 am

  5. “You might call a place you can’t leave a prison. Is it? It is if you let it imprison you. If you dwell on what isn’t. [..] Otherwise, this view right here – the droopy-eyed view from the cluttered kitchen table – is enlightenment, a glimpse at reality.”

    Karen, thank you for writing this. And thank you Roos for reminding me. Your words combined keep me going.

    Comment by Robin — July 3, 2012 @ 12:22 am

  6. I would also like someone to remind me that thing I’m pounding my head against that won’t budge, hasn’t budged for the last umpteen years–that’s not a door, Dawn. That’s a wall.

    Comment by Dawn Downey — July 5, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

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