Thursday, August 9, 2012


It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched 
so that a tree will rot where it falls, 
a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, 
a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water
 - and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.  ~Bernand De Voto, Fortune, June 1947~