August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We cannot speak with nature, but our sense of awe in it allows it to speak to us.” – Roger Payne


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Road to Himalayans

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”  – Marcus Aurelius

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Himalayan glacier

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“Why would you make a greater effort to see a redwood than a dogwood?  Whales and redwoods both make us feel small and I think that’s an important experience for humans to have at the hands of nature.  We need to recognize that we are not the stars of the show.  We’re just a pretty face, just one species among millions more.  The star of the show is nature…” – Roger Payne

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River Everest Region

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“But when you encounter a large species like a redwood or a whale, it introduces awe into your life.  And awe is a very rare but very important experience.  ….Experiencing awe in the hands of the wild can cause you to feel the same essential ecstasy.” – Roger Payne

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Himalayan Mountains

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“How do we think and talk about nature.  Who are our real teachers?  What is possible to learn?  …..I learned that wherever we are, the place itself becomes a teacher…” – Jonathon White

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Himalayan Mountain Range

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‘The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world.  We have to do this to get our work done.  I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines.  When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again.” – Ursula Le Guin

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Mt Everest

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  – William Butler Yeats


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