Quote for Monday, November 29, 2010

mawheelNovember 29, 2010

To cherish what remains of the earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.

--Wendell Berry, Author

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Some of us do, but so many think it's not my job. Wendell Berry is one of my favorite authors.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 8:10AM
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Mine too Anneliese. He wrote a poem that I read a long time ago and it's still one of my favorites.

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 8:44AM
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Inspiring quote - and I like Marda's follow up.
The most irritating people are the ones that proclaim to "Save the Earth" or the Panda or a rain-forest far away and therefore are too busy to take care of their immediate environment. I always think one has to start where one is.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 11:52AM
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