Monday, April 27, 2009

Quotes of the Day (Norman Maclean and Wendell Berry, on Water and Earth)

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”—Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (1976)

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most
pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our
only legitimate hope."—Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture (1978)

I took the photo accompanying this post at Ramapo Mountain Reservation in Mahwah, N.J.


bjn2727 said...

nice post
great picture
good job Mike

Art said...

I like the photo!