December 25, 2016

“As to when I shall visit civilization, it will not be soon, I think. I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time. […] Do you blame me for staying here, where I feel that I belong and am one with the world around me? It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty. […] I don’t think I could ever settle down. I have known too much of the depths of life already, and I would prefer anything to an anticlimax.”
~ Everett Ruess

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