“It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” – Edward Abbey
Philip and I just returned from a trip to Utah where we spent many fine days walking, exploring, oohing and ahhing (sorry I’ve been absent from my blogging duties.) Above is a photo he took in Capitol Reef National Park, a view of which we had from our modest hotel room in Torrey. It is important to remember in these days of budget deals and debt ceiling crises that much of our country’s land and people rely on progressive, innovative funding of national programs (such as the National Park Service.)
All I’m saying.
→Abbey image from ExplorePAHistory.com . Did you notice that his tower looks like David Baker‘s tower featured earlier in this series? Don’t forget that all writers are invited to contribute to View From the Keyboard. Guidelines here. And thanks for reading. -PMc←