The World Today is Sick to Its Thin Blood for Lack of Elemental Things

“The world today is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water welling from the earth, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot. In my world of beach and June these elemental presences lived and had their being . . .” – Henry Beston

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed . . . We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.” – Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mountain Water

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

Photo by Donna Hailson

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