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Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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Sometimes I smile because I am happy. Sometimes I am happy when I hike. Sometimes I taste happiness by touching the cold stone I am sitting on, or when my legs are dangling on top of a cliff. Sometimes I taste happiness when my feet feels the softness of the … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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I walked on this old familiar road with a new sense of awe and wonder as the afternoon sun dispensed its yellowish rays to the ever changing colors of the trees around me. The shadows and light intermingle as the leaves dance to the rhythm of the wind. I felt … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The trees swayed back and forth along the song of the wind as my tired legs found relief, dangling along the edge of this white mountain. The wind carried the scent of Autumn, telling the trees to bloom and explode in vibrant colors. “I shouldn’t be here”, I thought to … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

imagine loving life 332 Autumn

There are so many things I can be grateful for and appreciate in this hike.

The first one is definitely the drivers. There was a lack of drivers. There were too many people that want to go to the hike and not enough drivers. I asked a couple of people … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

imagine loving life 220 landscapes

Looking at this landscape, it is astonishing how everything works well together. Shades of orange, red, pink, yellow and green could be found and yet they all work together to create something beautiful. The trees are very different too. Some are shaped in a cone, some are more triangular, some … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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I placed my left hand on a tiny outcrop, gripping it with all my might. The stone was hard, coarse, and hot due to the summer sun. Still, I dare not let go of it. It is true, I could be at home right now, drinking a cold beverage, watching … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The scent of dying flowers, withered leaves, and the scent of change masked its way towards my soul. In here, these leaves will die, and in here, new leaves will be reborn again. Change is a part of life, I tell that excuse to myself over and over, hoping everything … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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It is the time of the season again where the trees are about to shed their leaves, the scent of pumpkin coffee permeates, people wearing their knitted sweaters, scarves, and where brown leaves cover the sidewalks. I could smell the change in the air, feel its presence in the cold … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

imagine loving life 295 mountains

Above all else, I choose to love, I choose to love this world that I live in, I choose to love the people that live in it, I choose to love whoever I want to be with and I choose to love my freedom as well. In my heart of … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

imagine loving life 250 nature

I spent my time on this beautiful afternoon admiring the beautiful world I have stumbled upon. I felt the strong and smooth ledge I was sitting on, the cool breeze passing by, sending its joyful messages along my skin, and the gentle light of the sun lighting up the world … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The morning sun shone brightly at the clear blue lake. The stillness of the lake was inspiring but soon to be interrupted by the cool breeze of the gentle wind. I sat on a cold hard edge of a rock, hoping for the same stillness to be inside of me- … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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“I used to believe that if I had to relive my life over, I would not change anything. All experiences whether they are positive or negative are meant to help me grow, help me expand, and make me a better person. Looking at the rest of my days, I still … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

imagine loving life 199 hikes

I hopped from one rock to another, from one ledge to the next, enjoying my time around this beautiful mountain top. The wind was fierce, clashing against my clothes and against my body. It was exhilarating. I felt the stable ground from which I stood upon, and I could smell … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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I do not believe I have any talent or I am special in any way. Even my photography took me 3 years of hard work just to look like this. It is still not as good as most people’s photography. Even in hiking, I often find myself being the slowest … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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If I look close enough at my arms, I can see a few scars here and there. They were caused by hiking into trees, into bushes, climbing a side of a mountain, into unmarked trails and paths that no one has ever thought of doing. These scars are like trophies … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The grass swayed back and forth as the wind gently caressed my skin. I placed my hand on the rough soil covered stone, brushed away some of the dirt aside while trying to see if it was stable enough to hold my body. I sat and stretched out my legs, … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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A drop of sweat ran down my cheek and dripped off at the bottom of my chin. The sweat dropped near my right hand, and made a tiny spot in the steep slope darker. My eyes shifted downward and saw the ground about 15 feet below me. I was hugging … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The sun’s rays penetrated through the holes of the grayish clouds hovering above me. A soft whitish light shimmered patches of the forest, the trees glistened like sparkling green emeralds, yellow citrines, and colorful rhinestones in a jewelry box. Nature seems to never stop, never end, and always being mysterious. … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

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The fog clings to the distant trees like a big white spider web coveting the distant lands in front of me. The silver lake compliments the beautiful colors that the trees have adorned on this late September morning. Here I am, at the vast and timeless beauty of nature, yet … Read more ...

Imagine Loving Life

Imagine Loving Life

I always love seeing the clouds whenever I go hiking. They are so magnificent. My camera cannot fully capture the lines, intricacies, and patterns of the clouds. My camera just combines all the grayish pixels together. But it still looks good. I love it. I am still happy. Whenever I … Read more ...