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Monday, January 12, 2015

Wisdom for today

From Wendell Berry's The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge (1971)

"We can learn about it from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours. I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children…"