Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Found this quote in Macfarlane's book on walking:

Not a footsteps into the snow, or along the ground, but prints in characters more lasting, a map of its march.  The ground is all memoranda and signatures; and every object covered over with hints.  In nature, this self-registration is incessant, and the narrative is the print of the seal (1850).

I've always thought that we do not leave our imprint upon the land, and that's it: the land leaves its mark on us too.

Buen camino!


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