Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another Beautiful Day



Today was one of those days when I know why we live here. I would have liked to run more today but have to keep the 100 on Saturday in mind! I also finished up the last of the furniture pieces I'll be taking to my show in Providence in a few weeks. Here is a photo I just took.



This Edward Abbey quote seemed to fit well today:

"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards."

2 comments:

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

That's a fantastic quote! I also need you to come over and help me build the entertainment center I want in my living room. ;-) Very nice work!

Good luck in the Heartland 100. I'm looking forward to your race report.

WynnMan said...

Goodluck at Heartland this weekend Paul. tear it up