Stay at Home Sick Day

I stayed at home today, because I am feeling sick with a cold, and I want to get plenty of rest so that I get well soon. I have eaten a lot, drank a lot of tea (some licorice tea, some ginger, echinacea, thyme, and even fresh garlic tea!) I also finished my reading assignment for class. I enjoyed reading Terry Tempest Williams' Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert. It was certainly passionate and wonderfully written, flowing and clear. It spoke to me about the importance of wilderness in my life, and in human society. We have some real and serious work ahead in order to gain further protected status for increasing ranges of wild lands. I will leave you with a quote from the end of her book:

Wild Mercy

The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped that we might act with restraint, that we might leave room for the life that is destined to come. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wildness we fear is the pause between our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace. Wild mercy is in our hands.

by Terry Tempest Williams


  1. You're quite a pansy Dude
    Throw back a licorice tea for me will ya

  2. nah. That's all right. I am sure a tough guy like you can take care of yourself.


Aldo Leopold: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

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