wildness.

January 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  – Henry David Thoreau
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“I don’t know what despair is, if it’s something or nothing, a kind of filling up or an emptying out.  I don’t know what sorrow does to the world, what it adds or takes away.  What I think I do know now is that sorrow is part of the earth’s great cycles, flowing into the night like cool air sinking down a river course.  To feel sorrow is to float on the pulse of the Earth, the surge from living to dying, from coming into being to ceasing to exist.
Maybe this is why the Earth has the power over time to wash sorrow into a deeper pool, cold and shadowed.  And maybe this is why, even though sorrow never disappears, it can make a deeper connection to the currents of life and so connect somehow, to sources of wonder and solace. I don’t know.” – Kathleen Sean Moore
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