Dreams are powerful tools that can help guide anyone to success and happiness. They represent some cherished aspiration, an ultimate ideal of achievement.

The word sylvan refers most directly to a setting associated with the woods. Reflecting on the vigorous life that abounds in sylvan settings is a very powerful force in my life. For me, this word evokes feelings of transcendence, clarity, and unity.

A Sylvan Dream is a dynamic compilation of my life dream. It is an attempt to seek out and document the truth, beauty, and clarity that exists in this world.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hang In There Folks

The last two months have been quite the flurry. I have been able to catch up with friends, rethink some decisions past and some to come, and plan what I hope to be some amazing months ahead of me.

I will be leaving for Peru in like nine days. I will be there from June 1st, until December 20th, performing ornithological research with a Doctorate student from Oxford University. I hope to keep this blog up to date once a week, however, it may take me awhile to get settled in enough to stay on top of it.

I have been finding myself well since being home. During several hikes alone or with friends, I have caught myself imagining a future here, one with my family, and more sessile friends. I don't know where I will ever find to rest indefintely. I do know I am growing weary of so much moving though...

Here are a few photos from my time back east. Hopefully the next time I post, it will be from Peru.

I hiked from East to Bethlehem, Pa with Silas, as part of his work with a local conservation organization that is creating a trail that follows the historic canal along the Lehigh River. Soaked and growing tired, this sight welcomed us as we entered Bethlehem, thirteen miles later.

After a long day of driving with Nick, we arrived to Burlington, Vermont as the day began to fade. As a rosey hue filtered through the living room, we grabbed drums and jackets, and headed to the park. It was a wonderful closing to a day.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Bethlehem!! My home town! Did you know they are working on making a casino out of the old steel buildings? pretty pathetic attempt at cheap money if you ask me. but you didn't. the remnants of the steel mills are an interesting piece of US history though. i hope you enjoyed yourself in the christmas city.