Raw, idiom, 14a: in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.

Edward Abbey has come back into my life.
And I am fucking besotted.

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"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."


Deborah said…
I love that. Thanks for sharing. I learn so much from you, Rachel. I first read your piece in Yoga Journal and now am embarking on the bundt-baking journey for the year. Oh-so-rewarding.
Rach said…
Oh, Deborah, thanks so much!! I'm so glad to know you're reading, and that you're finding connection and meaning in my little ramblings, as well. Please keep me updated on your bundt journey. :) I've got several new creations to post in the next few days. Happy baking!

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