PROSEPCT LAKE at c. 2,500 m., High Wallowas . . .
On the road in the Northwest of America.
In an adverse cultural climate, with its perennial waste,
and war, and utterly mindless violence against the Earth,
mimic the alpine plants:—grow close to the ground, keep
a tight cushion of friends clustered around, wear a coat
of densely woolly white hairs, and especially, send roots
through every crack and crevice down to deep, reliable
FOR THE YOUNG—
a few necessities of the artistic life
An abundance of wonder.
An absence of fear.
The fierce doubt of spiritual freedom.
A love of self, a love of other, a love of Earth.
The calm of clear. cold night air just after a winter storm.
The quiet patience of a thousand-year-old stonepine.
The excellence which comes with determination, diligence
and devotion in all matters of craft and technique.
Just like a mountain spring, a natural ebb and flow of giving and
receiving, indifferent if others do, or do not, choose to drink,
while asking nothing in return.
An intense passion for awakening—one at a time,
and all at once—all the above qualities in the young,
or younger than you.
Camp Lost & Found,
Eagle Cap Wilderness
DEEP WATER & FOR THE YOUNG are part of
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