Shit That Went Unsaid

No holding back anymore, this is what you should have said.

One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves 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’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey, The Earth Speaks

From my Advisor in college to my freshmen Narratives of the Underground class. Found in my journal from last year. I carry it around always but forget it’s there and thought I should start remembering it more frequently. 

(via magtonic)

The time of year to remember this quote again…. 

Reason #82 why I’m not ready for online dating, my half profile from before the site was exclusively for dating, matched me with someone whose username contains the word COLORBLIND in it…