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Monday, July 4, 2011

 my life is an expedition, spreading love...following rivers that run north.

365 days I LOVE NY 
Day 4

"And I count myself more fortunate with each passing season to have recourse to these quiet, tree-strewn, untrimmed acres by the water. I would think it a sad commentary on the quality of American life if, with our pecuniary and natural abundance, we could not secure for our generation and those to come the existence of . . . a substantial remnant of a once great endowment of wild and scenic rivers" 
— (William Anderson, Congressman from Tennessee, Arguing for passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968))
Tonite I am officially all moved out of 
New Paltz, NY.
Though I hear, HERE-
the "river runs north" 
& if i throw this rock in my hand
 into this river
 one day I will be back....

To have some parts flowing free again . . . with deer grazing on its banks . . . ducks and geese raising their young in the backwaters . . . eddies and twists and turns for canoeists . . . and fishing opportunities such as Lewis and Clark enjoyed . . . would be the finest possible tribute to the men of the Expedition, and a priceless gift for our children. 
— (Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage)

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