Lesotho

Been sitting on this for a while, but the next stop for PC is Lesotho, leaving October 8.

mountaintops

mountaintops

"Time passes, and all I want is the intimacy that slows, defeats, and confounds it. Love, Freddy, that’s what it is. You’ve always made the mistake that men often make, and carried forward the great fault that mars civilization, which is that you believe that your philosophy is deeper than love."

— Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka

arctic skies at 1am

arctic skies at 1am

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted."

— Sylvia Plath  (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: observando, via awelltraveledwoman)

Tags: sylvia plath

bush planes in Denali

bush planes in Denali

"Yet Man, for all his ego, is not the only creature. Other species have some rights too. Wilderness itself, the basis of all our life, does it have a right to live on? Having furnished all the requisites of our proud materialistic civilization, our neon-lit society, does it have a right to live? Doe we have enough reverence for life to concede to Wilderness this right?"

— Mardy Murie, Two in the Far North

Weekends - hitch a ride north

Weekends - hitch a ride north

"Gin means you start down south and diesel
dye your stripper, that International Harvester,
through barbed wire, the only thing between

Amarillo and the Northern Lights (besides all
those cans of Keystone Light stacked up into
a piss beer altar at the Black Diamond). Where

roughnecks are discounted and truckers are
welcome to squeeze as many men into a single
sleeper as there are naked ladies on mud flaps."

Temporary People by Abigail Carl-Klassen - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

(via guernicamag)

"I don’t mean to be saying that all of the modern inventions and discoveries and development are bad for Man; I remember the old days, and I know they were not always the ‘good ole days!’ What I am trying to say is that somewhere along the line we have lost control over the beings we have created. We have learned to need all the comforts and refinements and things and gadgets which all the technology has presented to us; we are constantly being bombarded with beguiling messages about how badly we need this or that. Big corporations, big bureaucracies, feed on themselves, become such entities in themselves, so imbued with the great American dream that growth is a god and that the thought of decreasing size and a steady-state society is anathema, that to me they have become terrifying. In all this complexity of things, where is the voice to say: ‘Look, where are we going?’"

— Mardy Murie, Two in the Far North