I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
Behold my brothers (and sisters), the spring has come,
The earth has received the embraces of the sun
And we shall soon see the results of that love!
Every seed is awakened and so has all animal life
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being
And we therefore yield to our neighbors,
Even our animal neighbors,
The same right as ourselves, to inhabit the land.
—Chief Sitting Bull
One of my favorites. You reminded me of the time I stumbled across Sitting Bull's grave on my wanderings. You can see a photo I took of the land he is buried in:
I felt I had stepped back into time seeing vast, rolling hills and prairies. My heart soared as I imagined millions of buffalo, horses, stags, and such roaming these plains only a hundred years or so…alongtheray.com
Great idea to start a thread for quotes!