“ It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”
Did our first small hike at Red Rocks outside of Denver (sure to be the site of many-a kickass summer concert) and realized that I’m definitely not acclimated to the altitude yet. Phew.
“ Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”
Scenes from 1963 March on Washington. The march was documented by James Blue and restored by the US National Archives. The *entire film can be seen on the US National Archives Youtube Channel.
*The audio from 23:13 to 29:44 in this film has been redacted due to a copyright restriction by Dr. King’s family
Muang Sing, Laos
Behold the organized chaos of the morning market. The sellers with their chills, galangal, and water spinach organized into neat little piles on top of banana leaves. The buyers shuffling up and down the rows, stopping briefly to weigh a fruit or a chicken in their hands. The smells of raw meat and produce wafting through the air. Same same but different every morning, experiencing this place is essential to understanding life and commerce in northern Laos.