Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Wisdom of Aldo Leopold

"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech."

- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely agree. I'd much rather watch the sun rise and set, the clouds roll in and out, the migration of those geese and listen to the Spring Peepers with my window open welcoming the summer breeze. Many times, we sit on the cedar swing with the GrandLoves, to count the stars and catch fireflies rather than watch TV or play on the computer. God Bless Our Land.