Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Abbey's Birthday

Today is Edward Abbey's birthday. He was an inspiration to many of us, who in our youth devoured his books as we explored the mountains and the rivers and the deserts.

Ed once said:
"If industrial man continues to multiply his numbers and expand his operations he will succeed in his apparent intention, to seal himself off from the natural and isolate himself within a synthetic prison of his own making. He will make himself an exile from the earth and then will know at last, if he is still capable of feeling anything, the pain and agony of final loss."