The Land still speaks to us,
and The Speaking Land
will help us understand its language. *01
"Writing in landscapes, landscapes write in you. Sending a voice to the Juarez Baja, the Sangre de Cristos of Colorado, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Himalayas; sending a voice to Death Valley, Ojai Valley, and the hills and valleys of France's Dordogne; sending a voice to the changeable waters of the Virgin Islands and the cold, radiant waters of Tibet's Lake Manasaraovar; sending a voice to Mexico's wet lowland forests and Canada's dark stands of cedar; sending a voice to Abiquiu and the Chama, to Yaxchilan and the Usumacinta. Sending a voice. Yes, it is true; each place has its own voice. Sending a voice, a voice responds."
(posted with permission)
Men moet de natuur liefhebben
de wijsheid hebben te leven in het onmiddellijke nabije
en niet in de verte. Albert Camus (1913-1960)