Quote for Today: Edward Abbey

Temple of Transition, Burning Man 2011 © Michael Holden with CCLicense
Temple of Transition, Burning Man 2011
© Michael Holden with CCLicense

I’d like to see North America become a dry, sunny, sandy region inhabited mainly by lizards, buzzards and a modest human population – about 25 million would be plenty – of pastoralists and prospectors (prospecting for truth), gathering once a year in the ruins of ancient, mysterious cities for great ceremonies of music, art, dance, poetry, joy, faith and renewal. That’s my dream of the American future. Like most such dreams, it will probably come true. That is why I’m still an optimist.

Edward AbbeyPostcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

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    • katmcdaniel Reply

      Crazy world, isn’t it? No matter how bright our flashlights are, the darkness is only a few steps away. Society is so fragile.

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