wcw – rooted yet wandering

“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!”

–  John Muir

wcw – embracing humanity

“You work through race, you don’t deny race.  It’s the difference between being color-blind and love-struck.  You see, if I love you, I don’t need to eliminate your whiteness.  If you love me, you don’t need to eliminate my blackness.  You embrace humanity.”

–  Cornel West

wcw – cool, unlying life

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright.  But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves.  Cool, unlying life will rush in.”

–  D.H. Lawrence

wcw (belated) – the never-ending voyage

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers.  The mind can never break off from the journey.”

–  Pat Conroy

Utuado, Puerto Rico