Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quote for the Week

Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But in the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out.

- Abram T. Collier


Old NFO said...

Very true, and in the middle of the night, on watch on a sailboat you realize how truly insignificant we are as human beings...

Lawyer said...

Life has been waaaaay too busy the last several months. I need to do just that. Maybe it's time to go get a tent and a canoe and spend time doing something that doesn't register as productive on my to-do list.

Good reminder.