Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Loved This

Couldn't resist sharing this great little bit of wisdom by Edward Abby.  Sometimes I wish I could tattoo things like this on my brain.  I think I need a little adventure right about now.  While I am so grateful to be able to stay home with my birdies, I CRAVE adventure.  I used to create my own as a teenager, mainly in very silly, immature, dangerous and rebellious ways.  But, I never wanted to cause trouble.  I just wanted to LIVE.  To roam free and explore the ends of the earth.  One of my favorite books and movies of all time is "Into The Wild".  If I had met that kid back in the day, I would have jumped at the chance to follow him on his journey (and I probably wouldn't be sitting here typing this today).  I hope I can share some good 'ole healthy adventures with my kids as they get older.  I hope they appreciate this world and feel confident exploring always!
"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people 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 Abby

1 comment:

worryfreemom said...

Doesn't it make you sad to think that the 'wild' might not be there for our kids? And not just because we're using it up, but because no one is fighting to keep it! It makes me want to go buy 100 acres of woods and just hide away like in that M Knight Shaymalan movie. (totally didn't spell that right, but you get the point) Abby is great--one of my favorites from a natural lit course I took one summer at NAU.