I love this picture of the middle-fork of the Snoqualmie River because it keeps things kinda in balance.
And this writing by Edward Abbey goes right along with the pic.
“Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast . . . a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic.
Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over those desk-bound men with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.
I promise you this: you will outlive them.”
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jesus said it perfectly when he instructed us to come apart so we don’t come apart.
Mark 6:31 “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while:”