Quotes

11 November 2014
We don't need to connect. The prairie landscape isolates us from each other as well as from our history.
11 November 2014
... it is the desert's grimness, its stillness and isolation, that bring us back to love. Here we discover the paradox of the contemplative life, that the desert of solitude can be the school where we learn to love others.
11 November 2014
Silence is the best response to mystery.
11 November 2014
The Plains are not forgiving. Anything that is shallow—the easy optimism of a homesteader; the false hope that denies geography, climate, history; the tree whose roots don't reach ground water—will dry up and blow away.
11 November 2014
Maybe it's our sky that makes us crazy.
11 November 2014
... one thing that distinguishes a frontier is the precarious nature of the human hold on it.
11 November 2014
We have time on our hands here, in our hearts, and it makes us strange.
11 November 2014
... wariness about change is a kind of prairie wisdom.
11 November 2014
... disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
11 November 2014
The sense of place is unavoidable in western Dakota, and maybe that's our gift to the world. ...In these places you wait, and the places mold you.

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