Monday, November 10, 2008

Most Alive Monday: Sacred Mountain

"People who have looked at sacred mountains all their lives say,

you always find one you can't forget.

Even when you're somewhere far away

you suddenly


the color of those rocks

and how the light shines there

and you'll know that's where you ought to be

because in some strange way, the mountain is your home.

May your path lead you there...

At the edge of the mountain a cloud hangs.

And there my heart, my heart, my heart, hangs with it."

- Tohono O' odham as told by Byrd Baylor (From a very beautiful book entitled "The Way to Make Perfect Mountains: Native American Legends of Sacred Mountains") Cinco Puntos Press

Cinco Puntos Press is a nationally recognized, independent publishing house that specializes in literature from the US/Mexico border, Mexico, and American Southwest. With grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission for the Arts, Cinco Puntos Press publishes a wide variety of Native American, Chicano and Latin American literature, beautiful stories rich in history that celebrate culture and keep traditions alive.

This post is dedicated to Baby Campbell.

*About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive moment" in the comments section so we may inspire each other.

You may also post photos of your "most alive moments" in my most alive flickr pool! (If you post a photo in pool, be sure
to include your link in the comment)

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posted by Wendy at 5:00 AM


Blogger The Whole Self said...

beautiful wend. love the photos and the sentiment behind them. xx

5:48 AM  
Blogger Rowena said...

Those are some amazing photos. What a place. Talk about alive and sacred!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Ginger Carlson, author said...

As soon as I started reading this, I thought it sounded so Byrd Baylor. I haven't seen this one. Thanks!

I'm loving your photos of late, Wendy. What kind of lens do you use?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Love Squalor said...

these are gorgeous! i miss an eastern fall! by the way, i'll be in your neck of the woods during the winter holidays. if you have a bit of spare time i'd love to meet up!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...


Also, wow.

And other expressions requiring life's breath.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous pixie said...

(from behind the flow of tears) THANK YOU. i needed this today.

12:40 PM  

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