Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #617 – June 21, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-bicycling-on-abandoned-railroad-ROW-York-to-Smyrna-SC-1990

Soil is not usually lost in slabs or heaps of magnificent tonnage. It is lost a little at a time over millions of acres by the careless acts of millions of people. It cannot be saved by heroic feats of gigantic technology, but only by millions of small acts and restraints, conditioned by small fidelities, skills, and desires. Soil loss is ultimately a cultural problem; it will be corrected by cultural solutions.

—WENDELL BERRY, Decolonizing Rural America, Audubon, March-April 1993


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

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Jim-Schmid’s-Bacchetta-Giro-recumbent-on-French-Board-River-Grnwy-Asheville-NC-07-6-2016

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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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #422 – Dec 8, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-looking-at-softshell-turtle-Apalachicola-Nat-Forest-FL-2007

Whether we like it or not, the natural and the human environment are inseparable.

—WENDELL BERRY, US Farmer, Writer, 1934-


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #294 – Aug 2, 2016

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Woody-and-Heather-and-Sandra-Schmid-on-Palmetto-Trail-in-Manchester-State-Forest-SC-2001

The earth is what we all have in common.

—WENDELL BERRY, US Farmer, Writer, 1934-


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #159 – March 20, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-hiking-at-Pinnacles-National-Monument-CA-10-24-1970

Always in big woods, when you leave familiar ground and step off alone to a new place, there will be, along with feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the unknown, and it is your bond with the wilderness you are going into. What you are doing is exploring. You are understanding the first experience, not of the place, but of yourself in that place. It is the experience of our essential loneliness, for nobody can discover the world for anybody else. It is only after we have discovered it for ourselves that it becomes common ground, and a common bond, and we cease to be alone.

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


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #139 – February 29, 2016

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Sandra-Schmid-with-bicycle-and-Columbia-skyline-SC-1987

The modern urban-industrial complex is based on a series of radical disconnections between body and soul…community and earth.

—WENDELL BERRY, US Farmer, Writer, 1934-


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #89 – January 10, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-at-overlook-in-Chirachucas-AZ-1992

The Peace of Wild Things (in Openings, 1968)
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
—WENDELL BERRY, US Farmer, Writer, 1934-


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