“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir

I spend so much of my time writing about water, since it’s pretty much my favorite place to be – in the water, near the water, you get the idea! I thought it would be a nice shift to share quotes about the wilderness for this Friday Philosophy.

“It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.” ~ Cheryl Strayed

“Wilderness itself is the basis of all our civilization. I wonder if we have enough reverence for life to concede to wilderness the right to live on?” ~ Margaret Marie

“Laws change; people die; the land remains.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~ Crowfoot Proverb

We need those spaces without “civilization” so that we can breathe a bit, away from the frenetic pace of the every day.

Happy Friday, and blessings to you all.

And, to my newest reader, hi, Mom! 🙂

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