photo: Dax Justin

EDGEtv is taking a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. While humanity searches for motives and meanings, we hope to somehow inspire what Abraham Lincoln called, “The Better Angels of Our Nature.” As we collectively walk the slackline that is the 7 Stages of Grief, we look towards hope; hope that we can find ways to live with each other without violence and hatred, hope that the victims and their families will forever remind us that life is precious and beautiful and never to be taken for granted.

In this issue, we offer only photographs and quotes that are life-affirming. And we offer this advice: Get outside, inhale deeply of that sweet autumn air, climb a peak, and reflect on the meaning of life.

photo: Dax Justin

“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.” -Mahatma Gandhi

photo: Moss Halladay

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey

photo: Rodrigo Donoso

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” -Mr. Rogers

photo: Andre Phillip

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle


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About The Author
- Jeff McElroy is a Ventura and Mammoth Lakes-based writer. His surf/coast-inspired short story collections, CALIFORNIOS and CALIFORNIOS 2 have received awards and accolades within the boardsport and literary communities. He writes about adventure athletes and the wild places for EDGEtv Network. When he's not writing, he's surfing, backpacking, snowboarding, and trail-running with his wife and Jack Russell Terrier.

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