You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. All grand thoughts come from the heart. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In life and in work it is not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.
Essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Some days must feel more unusual and surprising than they do ritual. I’ve turned down the volume a little and have dedicated my time over the last few months to purely work that has called me to stretch, push, break down, pick up, and humble myself before a dizzying array of social dynamics in ways I do not yet and may never have words to paint. I’m feeling a bit numb right now – to the success and failure, to what the work is giving and what it’s taking away. Regardless, I’m certain the impact of it all is positively permanent, and that the excruciating and thrilling days are teaching me something. I must follow through by working smarter and staying humble. For now I’m just feeling the moment, and the moment isn’t good nor bad. The moment just is.
Hiking your way up to 10,000 plus feet of elevation will provide you a new kind of stillness. Old Mt. Baldy (officially Mount San Antonio) stands as the grandest summit of the San Gabriel Mountains. No other peak in the range rivals its huge mass and lofty splendor. Mount Baldy is one of the most photographed natural features in Southern California, with its snow-capped summit appearing on postcards and brochures and on an array of other printed pieces.
May the soul of Dominic Belletti rest in peace after a tragic accident hiking up this mountain alone and may his love ones remember him always.