Tuesday, October 28, 2008

a reason, a season, or a lifetime

first off.  not sure if i like the new way the blog title is set up with the photo... what do you think? 

so, i got this off of a prodigal's musings. great quote from CS Lewis.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

i have thought that it was quite applicable to everyone's life.  and, it hit my life, today.  love that quote.  anyway, one of my co-workers recently gave me the "rhyme" which is the title of this post.  and, it is in regard to people.  she believes that people come into your life for "a reason, a season, or a lifetime."  and, to me, that is a good word.  i recently have had to evaluate that in my life, and i believe that it is a reason, in some cases.  maybe a season, but we shall see.  and, i am glad for those reasons, cause i have experienced so much. there is nothing, nothing at all, that was wrong, or that i regret about the past 3 months.  in fact, i raise a glass of wine to it, and am extremely thankful for it.  i just need to continue to figure out what i have learnt with it.  

as well, i wanted to post a few of photos from the fall. these are taken when a good friend from college, Katelyn Jones, came to squamish to climb, in mid-september. I took them up my favourite local torture hike, the grouse grind. Thanks KJ, for the photos of the day! come and visit anytime.  I will hold your down hostage until then... ;) 

love this photo.  the timberwolf at the refuge at the bottom of the mountain...

Yay!  Done and done!!! 

Stoked to be done, and on the 5$ tram ride down the mountain.

At the top of the grind.  Did it in about an hour.  pretty good time for first timers... 

these little chipmunks are gutsy!!!!  
This was post-hike.  making blackberry margaritas.  they failed miserably, as you might be able to tell...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

our whole kitchen growing up used to be that lovely yellow-ish color of the stove... i kind of like it :-) love you girl

Donna