Walking (Henry David Thoreau)

I WISH to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil,—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that.

I am re-reading much from the literature of my youth.  I was heavily influenced by the transcendentalists and nature writers (Emerson, Thoreau, Muir).

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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