Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #555 – April 20, 2017



It [a decent spiritual and economic connection to the land] will have to be done by making a bond with some place, and by living there—doing the work the place requires, repairing the damage that others have done to it, preserving its woods, building back its ecological health—undertaking, that is, the necessary difficulty and clumsiness of discovering, at this late date and in the most taxing of circumstances, a form of human life that is not destructive.

—WENDELL BERRY, The Unknown Wilderness: Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, 1971

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