Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rich with possibility

Road to Monument Valley / © I.A. Daglis
And then I climbed into my car and departed for Alaska. I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.

Jon Krakauer [Into the wild, 1996]

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Rivers of Childhood

Snake River, Wyoming / © I.A. Daglis
The next day I went away on the train. A train has a poor memory; it soon puts all behind it. It forgets the cornlands of Illinois, the rivers of childhood, the bridges, the lakes, the valleys, the cottages, the hurts and the joys. It spreads them out behind and they drop back of a horizon.

The Lake (in Dark Carnival, 1947) - Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)