Grown

May 30, 2013

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"I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you saw further and clearer than I, and you opened the seas before my ship, whose track led me across the waters to a place I had never dreamed of, and which you were even then preparing to be my rescue and my shelter and my home."
— Thomas Merton

Come And Take It

May 29, 2013

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“Vines and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters.”
― Bernard of Clairvaux

Twig

May 29, 2013

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“What we love we shall grow to resemble.”
― Bernard of Clairvaux

25,000 lbs of Steel

May 29, 2013

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“What I know of the divine
science and holy scripture,
I learned in the woods and fields.”
― Bernard of Clairvaux

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“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran

Wasteland

May 28, 2013

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“Thinking like a Mountain:
We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.…I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades. So also with cows. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf’s job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.”
― Aldo Leopold

Salvage

May 28, 2013

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“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
― Aldo Leopold

Our Doula

May 28, 2013

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“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, the stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
― Aldo Leopold

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“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
― Aldo Leopold

These Two

May 28, 2013

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“Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom.”

Rudolf Steiner