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‘the skull beneath the skin of the countryside’

‘They call me witch. A teeth-gnasher. A shape-shifter. When a man says a woman turns into a hare, it means she were too quick for him!’

“a walk is only a step away from a story, and every path tells.” ― Robert Macfarlane

“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien,

“We are often more tender to the dead than to the living, though it is the living who need our tenderness most.” ― Robert Macfarlane, Underland

Place & purpose, the Ritual P0wer of landscape

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou

“ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West.“ ...

"Art is to console those who are broken by life.” ― Vincent van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

The walls of isolation are not as solid as your suffering makes them seem.

There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn't. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.

"...and when every hope is gone, let the raven call you home.'

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ...

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

“As they proceeded there, black wings thudded in sudden unison, and a flock of birds flew up as they might from a ploughed field, still shaped like it, like an old map that still served new territory, and wrinkled away in the air.” ― Eudora Welty, The Optimist's Daughter

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird