“All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires.”
(Sacred Datura, Arches National Park, UT, September 2, 2019)
"The brave, sweet, heartbreaking beauty of all wild and lonely things . . ."
(Mary Jane Falls and cascade on Professor Creek, near Moab, UT, August 31, 2019)
"The more thrilling, wonderful divine objects I behold in a day, the more expanded and immortal I become."
Henry David Thoreau
(Rosy Paintbrush and Indian Paintbrush, American Lakes Basin, Never Summer Range, CO, August, 2019)
"The land belongs to them that love it."
(Juniper and Skyline Arch, Arches National Park, UT, August 30, 2019)
"I love the glorious host of mountain forms, whose beauty forms so great a part of a terrestrial human soul . . ."
"The Contemplative John Muir'
(Lake of Glass, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, September 6, 2019)
"The life of adventure is the only life that makes sense. Adventure interpreted broadly, of course - to include not only physical action and exploration, but also human love, ideas and ideals, the arts . . ."
(Winterfat and Skyline Arch at sunset, Arches National Park, UT, August 31, 2019)
I believe that EVERY president - of both political parties - is at their very best when dissolving into the larger, more spiritual, more expansive context of our outdoor temples - our National Parks. This past Sunday - Father's Day - it was Barack Obama's turn 😊
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.