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Lolly Willowes

October 24th, 2016

“Holding the sprays of beech as though she were marching on Dunsinane, she went to a bookseller’s.”

–Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

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The Erl-King

January 6th, 2016

His eyes are quite green, as if from too much looking at the wood.

––Angela Carter, “The Erl-King”

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Nemophilist

December 15th, 2014

ne•moph•i•list
n. One who is fond of forests or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.

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Woodpaths

May 20th, 2014

“The woodpaths shall be the aisles of our cathedral.”

–Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Virginia Woolf

January 30th, 2014

“Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces.”
—Virginia Woolf, Orlando

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Bloom

July 3rd, 2013

“Blossom where you’re planted.”
—Saint Francis de Sales

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I Believe

February 26th, 2012

I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.

—Thoreau, Walking

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Jack in the Green

August 11th, 2011

Jack, do you never sleep
does the green still run deep in your heart?
Or will these changing times,
motorways, powerlines,
keep us apart?
Well, I don’t think so
I saw some grass growing through the pavements today.

—Ian Anderson

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Doin' that Rag

November 9th, 2009

Wade in the water
You’ll never get wet
If you keep on doing that rag.

–Robert Hunter

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Lao Tsu On Nothing

September 7th, 2009

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel,
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
And it is on these spaces where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore just as we take advantage of what is,
We should recognize the usefulness of what is not.
“ Lao Tzu, On Nothing

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