Too Cool for School

March 29, 2011 / Aaron

We might be too cool for school, but the nerdy English teacher in me just had to share this anyway. At least she does yoga, so, umm, hopefully this isn't too random.

"The eyes of the future are looking
back at us and they are praying for us
to see beyond our own time. They
are kneeling with hands clasped that
we might act with restraint, that we
might leave room for the life that is
destined to come. To protect what is
wild is to protect what is gentle.
Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the
pause between our own heartbeats,
the silent space that says we live only
by grace. Wilderness lives by this
same grace. Wild mercy is in our hands."

—Terry Tempest Williams

from Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert (2001)