February 2009:

Week of 2/16/09:

Onward from vast uncharted spaces,
Forward through timeless voids,
Into all of us surges and races
The measureless might of the wind. [...]

In the steep silence of thin blue air
High on a lonely cliff-ledge,
Where the air has a clear, clean rarity,
I give to the wind...my pledge:

”By the strength of my arm, by the sight of my eyes,
By the skill of my fingers, I swear,
As long as life dwells in me, never will I
Follow any way but the sweeping way of the wind.”

~Everett Ruess

(published in On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess,
with introduction by Hugh Lacy and foreword by
Randall Henderson, Desert Magazine Press, Palm Desert, California, 1950.)

Week of 2/10/09:

"The inability to accept the mystical experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination."

~Alan Watts

January 2009:

Week of 1/19/09:

"The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not subjects to be exploited.  Everything has its own voice.  Thunder and lightning and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees-- all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related."

~Thomas Berry
as quoted in A Language Older Than Words
by Derrick Jensen

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