Friday, August 29, 2008

bad day

Amazon rainforest along the Madre de Dios River
Copyright (c) 2006 Wendee Holtcamp

I've had a rough day. I will not go into details but I could use some love & support. :) or is it :`( I came across this quote by Edward Abbey on my writer friend Laura Paskus' blog, Environmental News for New Mexicans, and loved it and want to share (though I can't be accused of being a reluctant enthusiast in any way shape or form, more like anover the top enthusiast who gets herself into trouble that way!). Anyway, I think I'm going back to bed. :(

One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am--a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards. - Edward Abbey

1 comment:

Miranda said...

Ed Abbey is one of my favorite writer/philosophers. If you haven't read The Monkey Wrench Gang you're in for a treat.

Hope our talk helped.