Quote for Today: Edward Abbey

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September 21, 2016 by katmcdaniel

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There’s another disadvantage to the use of the flashlight: like many other mechanical gadgets it tends to separate a man from the world around him. If I switch it on my eyes adapt to it and I can see only the small pool of light it makes in front of me; I am isolated. Leaving the flashlight in my pocket where it belongs, I remain a part of the environment I walk through and my vision though limited has no sharp or definite boundary.

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Edward Abbey

  1. Thank you for these words. They give me the courage I need to walk in the dark without fear.

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