“Love life first, then march through the gates of each season; go inside nature and develop the discipline to stop destructive behavior; learn tenderness toward experience, then make decisions based on creating biological wealth that includes all people, animals, cultures, currencies, languages, and the living things as yet undiscovered; listen to the truth the land will tell you; act accordingly.” - Gretel Ehrlich (from The Future of Ice: A Journey into Cold)
“We keep each other alive with our stories. We need to share them, as much as we need to share food. We also require for our health the presence of good companions. One of the most extraordinary things about the land is that it knows this—and it compels language from some of us so that as a community we may converse about this or that place, and speak of the need.” ― Barry Lopez
Fairy tale illustrations above: "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" by Kay Nielsen (1886-1957), "The Snow Queen" by Charles Robinson (1870-1937), "Snow White" by Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004), "Beauty and the Beast" by Angela Barrett, and "The Snow Queen" by A.W. Bayes (1832-1909).