01 June, 2014

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

As time went by, I realized that the particular place I'd chosen was less important than the fact that I'd chosen a place and focused my life around it. Although the island has taken on great significance for me, it's no more inherently beautiful or meaningful than any other place on earth. What makes a place special is the way it buries itself inside the heart, not whether it's flat or rugged, rich or austere. wet or arid, gentle or harsh, warm or cold, wild or tame. Every place, like every person, is elevated by the love and respect shown toward it, and by the way in which its bounty is received.
Richard Nelson, The Island Within

2 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

That is one of my favorite books and rests in a bookcase behind me now. I read it the first time not long after it'd been published, the last time I had the bad flu which tells you how long ago that was. So much earth wisdom in the whole book. Beautiful photo to go with it

kerrdelune said...

Rain, "The Island Within" is a truly wonderful book, and it is grand to meet another fan of Richard Nelson's work. Thanks for the kind words about the photo too!