Living for Today – One Months Journey to the Station

“Sooner or later we must realize there is no one station, no one place to arrive at once and for all.  The true joy of life is the trip.  The station is only a dream … so, stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along.  The station will come soon enough”

The above quote comes from a short essay titled The Station, written by Robert J. Hastings and I found that it so perfectly verbalises my outlook on life that I wanted to repeat it here.

Below is a photo journal of views seen from my ‘lifes train’ during the last four weeks journey … sights included walking Deadmans Track in the Ruahine’s at Easter with friends, trekking to Zeke’s Hut on my own, walking Whakapapaiti Track in Tongariro with work colleagues, climbing Mount Tauhara with friends and kids, meandering the river banks of Waitahanui/Tongariro with my brother, taking the kids to Wai-o-tapu to see hot mud and bath in hot rivers. photographed rainbows over the Desert Road, watched sunsets over Lake Taupo with American tourists, and wore a blue wig to school …

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Two wise man said …

A wise man said ...

“it isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad.  Rather, it is regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.  Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today” Robert J Hastings


About Juliet Jones

Beauty is everywhere, if you but open your eyes
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2 Responses to Living for Today – One Months Journey to the Station

  1. Carolyn Jones says:

    Great photos once again, and loved your quotes!!

  2. Mark Townshend says:

    Good to see you’re still living well above the muddling masses.

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