Monday, July 19, 2010

Edward Abbey (version two)

I read this last night and nearly cried.
Appropriate lovely writing has landed in my hands.  Thank you, Kate, for suggesting this book to me.

From Desert Solitaire:
I am pleased enough with the surfaces - in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child's hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of a friend or lover, the silk of a girl's thigh, the sunlight on the rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind - what else is there? What else do we need?

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