"It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary: A Novel (via chimulco)
"Where have all the witches gone?
Over hill and under stone.
You shall not find them inside a house,
but if you are quiet as a mouse
and walk softly on the forest floor,
you will find them at the otherworld’s door
by grove, sea, and crossroad, places of power,
working their magic at the appointed hour.
No, you shall not find them inside a home;
in the wilds is where they roam."
Where the Witches Went ▴ Sarah Anne Lawless (via cedarmoons)
Forest is a series of drawings by English artist, illustrator & animator Jamie Mills, showing commodified fragments of fauna and flora exhibited as art-pieces in Damien Hirst-like vitrines.
"A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."
Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson fifty years ago, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and protected an initial 9.1 million aces of Federal land. It now protects over 100 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. Read more at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.
Where is your favorite wilderness?