Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday's Nature Quote


painting by Frederic Remington 
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.
~ William Blake

8 comments:

  1. William Blake was quite a guy, just reading a summary about his life was very interesting. In his own way he was like a mountain man in the middle of early 1800's London, quite independent of what most others were thinking.

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  2. Men and mountains meeting usually results in damage to one or the other. Wonder what great things Blake was thinking about?

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  3. Sorry, we had the last cabin before the Deschutes wilderness area, so the search and rescue teams always mobilized from our place. I never cease to be amazed at the short-sighted stupidity of mankind. It's dangerous out there! People die all the time!

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  4. Here's hoping WB meant women too, and that he is literally right this week while I'm on a writing retreat in Denver, with a view of the Rockies out my west facing window! Thanks for this inspiring quote.

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  5. I had to use this image from Remington--it's the same one from a t-shirt I'd bought many years ago, on a visit to see the Rocky Mountains. The caption was "You meet the nicest people in the mountains."

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  6. Wow! Sounds fabulous...okay, now I'm jealous... Hoping for "great things" from your writing there!

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  7. Yes, one of your stories about that cabin sparked an important scene in "Kidnapping the Lorax."

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  8. Oh, thanks for this. I admit I don't know much about him!

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