I Promise You This

DenaJanuary 19, 2012

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“One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I ama reluctant enthusiast, a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise… you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards.” —Edward Abbey

Comments (3)

  • Anonymous

    January 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Love it, now where in the heck can I throw this darn calculator away?

    1. Dena Botbyl

      January 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

      There are those of us desk-dwellers who still manage to get out there and mess around with friends, explore the forests, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that sweet air. We’re not all zombies, not all of us. ;]

  • Estatik

    January 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    My #1 fear when wandering the mountains (especially in North Jersey!) is represented well in the photo you have posted here

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