Saturday, September 24, 2016


"It is the human spirit that brings us to the mountains.
It is the mountains that reveal the human spirit to each of us...".
R. Messner

"Still Seekings....."

"If we are seekers, then we shall find." Deng Ming-Dao

Adventuring, wandering, seekings...
Setting out towards serendipity.
Looking out there among our most inner terrain.
In the act, within the efforts, are the answers.
The wonderful, the personal, the natural, the subtle, the surreal, the elemental.
The spirit of seeking is the key to what is being sought...
Seekers, seer's, sorcerers, searchers...
What we pursue, we become.
We seek ourselves, yet find so much more.....  DSD    

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"It's Still There..."

"The dark dangerous forest is still there, my friends. Beyond the space of astronauts and the astronomers, beyond the dark tangled regions of psychiatry, beyond those dubious psi-realms, beyond the areas policed by commissars and priests and motivations-research men, far, far beyond the mad, beat, half-hysterical laughter... the utterly unknown still is and the eerie and ghostly lurk, as much wrapped up in mystery as ever. 
And isn't that wonderful...".  F. Leiber

"We Can Choose Otherwise..."

"Once we face our fear, once we treat our anxiety itself as a thing, we can then choose otherwise.
Instead of filling the unknown in our minds with expectations of the tragic, we can choose to fill the void with a different expectation - the expectation of adventure...".   D.W. Jones

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


"It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not only new territory, but for new knowledge.
It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure...".  F. Sanger

"Day To Day..."

"Adventure isn't just hanging on a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles of life. Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential...". J. Amatt

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"By Its Very Nature..."

"Adventure, by its very nature, involves overcoming uncertainty, fear, obstacles, adversity, and the unknown. The adventure attitude, particularly as used in the metaphors of the mountain or the sea.. can be applied to our daily lives".  A. Hobson
Many times, mostly in hindsight, and looking back over the trail, is when I realize how beautiful the unknown was..... DSD

"Wandering Unknown..."

"The acid test of a true adventurer, if presented with certain anonymity, is whether each of us would still have made the journey beyond the last blue mountain..." M. Clark  

Monday, September 19, 2016

"The Unknown Uncertainties Which We Love..."

“Walking on a path of uncertainties, 
Shuffling on the probabilities of uncertainties, 
Waging on the possibilities of uncertainties, 
Waiting for the occurrences of uncertainties,
Solving the mysteries of wandering uncertainties,
We move, lead and live.”   P. Rana

"To Roam About..."

“The word "travel" comes from the Old French word "travail" (or "travailler"), which means "to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience." ("Travel," thus, is "a painful and laborious journey"). Whereas "to wander" comes from the West Germanic word "wandran," which simply means "to roam about." There is no labor or torment in "wandering." There is only "roaming." Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”   R. Payne

Friday, September 16, 2016

"Of Exploring And Learning..."

"We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all exploring, will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time...". T.S. Eliot  

"Just Out Wandering And Learning Yet Even More..."

"You will find more in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters...".  St. Bernard