Wide Open Spaces

“Well now, each night I dream of the wide open spaces and a home up among the pines,
A place so far away from all that city noise, for a little piece of mind,

Well I’d spend all my days way up in the Cascades and just leave this old city behind,
I just have to spend some time under the cold night sky for to keep me satisfied”
-Water Tower Buckets Boys, Wide Open Spaces

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Beavers and Their Handy Work

“If in studying the works and laws of Nature, we are walking with its great Author and Sustainer, then we behold this department of truth as He beholds it; we recognize the order of nature and the relations of cause and effect as He recognizes them, and the whole tendency of this must be to bring our minds into grateful harmony with His”

-Horace Mann

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Listening to Silence

“We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm… As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all—and to me it is a sound—is utter, complete silence.”

-André Kostelanetz

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