by: Jesse Gaver

This picture is why I named my blog High Tide.  

Since I ripped it out of a magazine almost 5 years ago I've carried it around as a reminder that change can either ruin you or make you. Tons of recent changes have tempted me to share this, graduation, friends moving, and starting new a career path, but today there was another significant change particularly inspiring, prompting me to share with you, what High Tide comes from. 
The full Quote reads:

"Every one of us is called upon,
probably many times, to start a new life.
A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job...
And onward full tilt we go
pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, 
driven in spite of everything,
 to make good on a new shore.

To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another-
that is surely the basic instinct...
Crying out: HIGH TIDE!
Time to move into the glorious debris.
Time to take this life for what it is.

-Barbara Kingsolver,
High Tide in Tucson