21 March 2008

winter was hard.

...though still not without its gracesand refuge.

This winter I spent an unwholesome amount of time trying to understand / cope with invasives, and my own weariness and niaveté.

Reminds me of a few quotes:

"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on the land is quite invisible to laymen." - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

"We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware of how impossible it is." - David Brower

"Education is less about the acquisition of knowledge than the loss of illusion." - Joseph Campbell

"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for." Clarence Darrow

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.” -Robert H. Schuller

"In some realms of nature, shadows and darkness are the places of greatest growth. - Henry Jackson Van Dyke

In the midst of winter
I finally learned
there was in me
an invincible summer.
-Albert Camus

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