High Sierra Springtime, 2013

I spent a few days over the Memorial Day holiday hiking in California’s eastern Sierra and recalled some of the things I’ve read about mountain and woodland walks. So here are a few photos and quotations the places brought to mind.

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

~ John Muir

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b300-Eastern-20Sierra-202013-20007“In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.”

~ John Fowles

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“The earth has music for those who listen.”

~ George Santayana

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“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”

~ Helen Keller

5and7-300“Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.”

~ Alan C. Kay

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

~ Lao Tzu

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”

~ Lewis Carroll

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William Halligan

William F. Halligan is a 1972 graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry during most of his career with an emphasis on restorative dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry. Dr. Halligan’s practice is located in San Diego and is focused on treating TMJ disorders.

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