Editor’s Note: Please join us for this event sponsored by The Bardo Group and hosted by Priscilla Galasso (scillagrace).
PRISCILLA GALASSO ~ started her blog at scillagrace.com to mark the beginning of her fiftieth year. Born to summer and given a name that means ‘ancient’, her travel through seasons of time and landscape has inspired her to create visual and verbal souvenirs of her journey. Currently living in Wisconsin, she considers herself a lifelong learner and educator. She gives private voice lessons, is employed by two different museums and runs a business (Scholar & Poet Books, via eBay and ABE Books) with her partner, Steve.
During the week of August 31 – September 6, The Bardo Group will post essays, photos and poems on Wilderness to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act being signed into law in the U. S. You are encouraged to add your voice to ours on this site via Mister Linky or by sharing a link to your work in the comments section of any post that week. Although this is an U.S. event, we recognize that there are places all over the world that are still wild and that are protected by naturalists, scientists, governments and concerned citizens. Hence, we invite participation from everywhere. We think it would be a good thing for us to share information and insights about the world’s many wild places though poems, essays, photographs, music and videos. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
“…in Wildness is the preservation of the World. Every tree sends its fibers forth in search of the Wild. The cities import it at any price. Men plow and sail for it. From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind…I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows. We require an infusion of hemlock, spruce or arbor vitae in our tea…” Henry David Thoreau, “Walking” 1862
“Ben Jonson exclaims: ‘How near to good is what is fair!’ So I would say, How near to good is what is wild! Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him. One who pressed forward incessantly and never rested from his labors, who grew fast and made infinite demands on life, would always find himself in a new country or wilderness, and surrounded by the raw material of life. He would be climbing over the prostrate stems of primitive forest-trees. Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps.” Henry David Thoreau, “Walking” 1862 Find some solitude and some wild land and let your spirits explore!
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
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11 thoughts on “BARDO NEWS: Wilderness Week coming up….”
Thanks, Priscilla. This is wonderful and what a fine post. Much appreciated.
It’s a pleasure and an adventure to share my wild hopes! Thanks for inviting me to, Jamie!
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The Bardo Group invists participation in this event, which we are making a global event … read on …
What a wonderful idea! I would love to drive up to Tahoe and do something…it’s only about 40 minutes from here–I’ll have to see how the time plays out. But then, there’s wilderness just down the street, too.
I’m sure you have lots of inspiration surrounding you there in Reno. Looking forward to your contribution, Victoria!
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Watch this space! More about Wilderness coming up…
Love this idea! Definitely count me in! 🙂 Love the pictures and quotes in this, by the way. Thoreau is one of my heroes, along with John Muir.
Glad you’ll be joining us, Corina! 🙂