Wisdom Of The Day


Comes from Gary Snyder from his influential and beautiful book of essays, The Practice Of The Wild.

It’s in the opening essay, “The Etiquette Of Freedom” where he says:

“Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness.”

There is something in that statement that I can’t stop thinking about even as it rains in sheets this morning, thus preventing me from wandering around and bringing my boldness and gratitude into play with the outside world.

Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →