Thursday, June 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

Edward Abbey:

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

On this date in 1974 I took off on a six-week wilderness course with the National Outdoor Leadership School.  We backpacked through the Uintah Mountains of Utah and the experience led me to a deeper understanding of nature, of our connection to the wilderness, and, two years later, to my job at camp and my first full-length play.

The only tangible souvenirs I have of the journey is the small notebook diary I kept and my mustache.