Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thought For Today: Every Urban River Deserves A Book

The Memory RiverImage by krisdecurtis via Flickr

The Orion Society periodically gives away books to its members. For the price of shipping, I received Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed by Eddee Daniel. Like every book lover, I flipped it open, skimming. Sometimes, in unexpected moments, words take on prophetic impact.

The Romantic notion of landscape as sublime and enduring has given way to one that is malleable, even fragile. Today, the land can be bent to suit human needs, or broken through self-interest or short-sighted planning. We can also choose to include wildness in our landscapes and in our lives. We will be richer for it. (pg.33)

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