“Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past” (Surya Das)
“What you dislike in another may be something you cannot see in yourself. If you are honest, no longer deceiving yourself, you may see that you also suffer, and cause others suffering. Then there is humility. Then compassion. Then calm. The aversion, anger, hate and ranting ceases.” (Unknown)
A seed is destroyed in the process of becoming a plant. We have to be willing to change our old identity to transform into a new being. (Unknown)
In an attempt to find a way to deal with the sheer amount of cellphone photos that I have right now, and to avoid cluttering my main photo website with too many random cellphone photos, and to try and revitalize this blog a little bit – here are some flowers that we’re seeing in Spring right now.
We had to postpone our #fridayswithfred hike to Saturday due to unforeseen events, and had to make it a short afternoon hike (more like walk) due to further unforeseen events. 🙂 The good thing was that Shuwen was able to join us, of course! We went to nearby “Little Black Mountain” (the “real/big” Black Mountain is further east, reachable from Pamo Valley, quite a long hike actually) and were satisfied with reaching it’s secondary peak. GPS log here.
I hiked to Neue Traunsteiner Hütte on Reiter Alpe, a table-like massif in the alps. The border between Germany and Austria dissects the mountain range in two, running about diagonally through it. Borders don’t really matter up there, though. Mountains are mountains. 🙂