Allan R. Banks Painting
In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel
that nothing can befall me in life--no disgrace, no calamity
(leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is said that a man is known by his company.
I say to you: a man is MADE by his company.
If you live surrounded by mechanical gadgets,
as modern man is living, by and by you become unreal.
If you live with nature — with trees and rocks and
the sea and the stars and the clouds and the sun —
you cannot be unreal, you cannot be phoney.
You HAVE to be real because when you are encountering
nature, nature creates something in you which is natural.
Responding to nature continuously, you become natural.