“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”
~Wallace Stegner (American writer, historian, and environmentalist), 1960, from a letter written to the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission
“The sky and the sun are always there. It’s the clouds that come and go.”
~Rachel Joyce, British author
There are aspects to nature that bring me comfort, like knowing the sun will rise each morning regardless of anything that happens the day before. It is entirely up to me whether I choose to focus upon the clouds that occasionally appear.
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”
~Edward Abbey (1927-1989) Down the River, 148
“Only as a child’s awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development.”
~Rachel Carson, (1907-1964) American marine biologist and conservationist
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, (1909-1966) Polish poet
All across the United States there are beautiful old structures that have withstood the elements of nature and the test of time. Even in their various states of decay such architecture still provides interest to the landscape, protection to local wildlife, and a reason for pause and reflection regarding man’s use of our planet’s natural resources throughout history.
He came to give us an everlasting hope.