"Oh how can I say this: People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers. To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about us in our place. It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd. It reminds us why, in those cases in which our plans might influence many future generations, we ought to choose carefully. Looking out on a clean plank of planet earth, we can get shaken right down to the bone by the bronze-eyed possibility of lives that are not our own.”
- Barbara Kingsolver (Small Wonder)
More thoughts on the wild here.
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
Etymology: from Latin lacrimōsus, equivalent to lacrim(a), “tear”.
I went to this book store and their books were wrapped up in paper with small descriptions so no one would “judge a book by its cover”
Somewhere, a book marketing person is screaming.
But I love the idea of wrapping books in brown paper. Covers are all marketing crap anyway.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks who lived at the edge of the forest with her family…
Artwork: Goldilocks, by Ruth Sanderson.