I finally finished Lapham’s Quarterly’s Book of Nature yesterday. Work wasn’t too busy, the family was away and I got some serious reading done. Here are my favorites from this edition:
“Here is our long-forgotten family home. And, having heard now and then the voice of ancestors calling, Like a grey little forest bird, from far-away centuries, I fly to you, Belovezhskaya Puschca.” – Russian ballad by Aleksandra Pakhmutova, 1975
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. – Gandalf – J.R.R. Tolkien
Heard this quote again while watching my recently received The Hobbit movie; I felt it was a good quote for the times we’re in and for what will come.