I am deeply disturbed that the only thing we want to really get concerned about is something we can quantify, something we can put in terms of dollars and cents. Every one of us knows that the things that are most important to us cannot be measured in that way.

So, if you haven’t loved a tree enough (if not to hug it, at least to want to walk up to it and touch it as if you’re touching a profound mystery) — if that experience has eluded you — I feel bad for you because you’re not going to live a happy life.

Robert Adams
Turning Back

From the interview: “Turning Back” published in – 10/28/2007