Category: Cairns

Cairn #10: A Destination Reached

The cairn as the final destination of our journey. What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as importantas what you will become by reaching your destination. ~ Zig Ziglar Jim and I recently watched, “The Way” for the third time. The… Continue Reading “Cairn #10: A Destination Reached”

Cairn #9: A Gift of Legacy

The cairn as a legacy that remains after we have gone. What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others. ~ Pericles Today we think of the cairn as a legacy we… Continue Reading “Cairn #9: A Gift of Legacy”

Cairn #8: A Beautiful Placement

The cairn as a creative work of simplicity, balance, and placement. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~ Thomas Merton “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”~John Maeda Creative cairn builders often arrange… Continue Reading “Cairn #8: A Beautiful Placement”

Cairn #7: An Altar of Gratitude

The cairn as a sacred space in which to be thankful. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis Years… Continue Reading “Cairn #7: An Altar of Gratitude”

Cairn #6: A Turning Point

(Reader friends, this is a duplicate post of one I tried to publish earlier, but hasn’t yet appeared on my blog site. My apologies if this is a repeat for you!) You cannot look in a new direction by looking harder in the same… Continue Reading “Cairn #6: A Turning Point”

Cairn #5: A Memorial Marker

The cairn as a memorial marker designating our grief and loss. Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. ~Anne Roiphe On those days when we cannot seem to find happiness, we should substitute hopefulness. ~… Continue Reading “Cairn #5: A Memorial Marker”

Cairn #4: A Symbol of Connection

The cairn as a symbol of connection. We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. ~Maria Montessori For me, the deepest beauty found in… Continue Reading “Cairn #4: A Symbol of Connection”

Cairn #3: A Course Correction

The cairn as a course correction, placing us on a better path to our final destination. Mistakes have the power to turn youinto something better than you were before. (Unknown) When I began this series, I didn’t have all of the information on cairns… Continue Reading “Cairn #3: A Course Correction”

Cairn #2: A Guide for Our Path

The cairn as a guide for our path. “Hikers use cairns as a form of navigation by placing loose stones in small piles and adding as time goes. This however has been of great concern as inexperienced hikers have unwittingly disrupted the cairns which… Continue Reading “Cairn #2: A Guide for Our Path”

Cairn #1: A Marker of Significance

The cairn as a symbol of designation, a sacred moment noticed and set apart. “The sacred moments, the moments of miracle, are often the everyday moments.” ~Frederick Beuchner It was a difficult and unsettled time for my children, as their dad and I were… Continue Reading “Cairn #1: A Marker of Significance”