The shock of the real.
For a little while we are again able to see, as the child sees, a world of marvels.
For a few moments we discover that nothing can be taken for granted,
For if this ring of stone is marvelous then all which shaped it is marvelous -- and our journey here on earth, able to see and touch and hear in the midst of tangible and mysterious things-in-themselves,
Is the most strange and daring of all adventures.
- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Currently missing the springtime