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.