February 18, 2016 by katmcdaniel
It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree.
―Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters