I am continuing to read Round River—a meditation of immense wisdom in journal form. What am I learning?
- That land is different than country
- That the hobbies of common people following their own curiosity can be more powerful than the most sophisticated science because these humans are puzzling-together the life story of a plant or an animal, its natural history
- That trying to change a person’s mind or behavior by threatening them with calamity does not work
- That we are diminished in direct proportion to the incremental loss of wilderness
With Aldo Leopold I enjoy easy company with a man who understood what it means to be human.