stand there DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING. STAND THERE. From my road trip archives: My friend Monica gazing at Half Dome in Yosemite NP after we hiked 4.5 miles up to Glacier Point; since it was past Nov. 1st, the access road was closed for the season, and the only way for us to gain this incredible vantage point was by foot. Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 4 thoughts on “stand there” Add yours That is absolutely breathtaking! I love the quote as well, that is one of my favorite things about living by bike-I can’t rush around from place to place. I am learning to live a calmer life, biking gives me time to think, pray and have a place just “to be”. Great reminder, thank you 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, I bet the biking lifestyle sure does help contribute to this mindset of just being present! – or “mindfulness,” as some more contemplative traditions would call it. I came across this quote yesterday in the book “Two-Part Invention” by Madeleine L’Engle, who said that a friend of hers had a coffee mug w/ these words printed on it. (Incidentally, my friend who’s featured in this photo gave me a pretty sweet coffee mug that simply says “Breathe.” on it as a gift a few years ago.) This quote about just standing there also made me think of another that someone told my senior lit. seminar a few years back: “Remember, you are a Human BEING, not a Human Doing.” M.L’Engle’s philosophy, as far as I can tell from her writing, would certainly affirm this, too. LikeLike Reply p.s. Thanks! LikeLike Reply Now that’s just counter intuitive. Maybe you’re on to something :> LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.