I have to admit that I started to cry last night when the birthday wishes started coming in. Not because it is MY birthday, but because I could actually watch the earth turn with each succeeding hour - just by watching the posts on Facebook! The first post came from the places where morning first arrived, and where November 20th first began, and then they started moving westward. New Zealand first, then the Philippines, and then India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, etc., and then Europe, then Saudi Arabia, and then the Western Hemisphere. Isn't it amazing that we all live on the very SAME planet, and that we come from so many different cultures, races and religious traditions, and yet we all have the same desires, hopes and dreams? What an incredible journey this life is - sharing it with all of you, and with the beautiful landscapes that support us all! Blessings to you all this day :)
Photo: Morning sun, Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness, CO, September 27, 2015
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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.