Thank goodness not everyone has to be rehabilitated.
Gotta love the hook.
"I have never forgotten the answer someone received on a Sierra Club hike. He had simply asked what minimum equipment he would need to start camping, and the person leading the trip -- who evidently considered himself a great expert -- rattled off the brand names of and details about hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars of equipment, saying each item was absolutely necessary. Actually, on a warm night in many areas, one can sleep right on the ground without any gear whatsoever, although a ground cloth would be a good idea. I have slept without pitching my tent many times (I've also had to pitch the tent in the middle of the night too, when the weather changed). But my real point is that it doesn't take first-rate equipment to have a first-rate time, nor will first-rate equipment do you much good if you don't understand what you're doing."
"This page is inspired by a common Japanese tradition (uncommon to westerners), described in Chris Marker’s film Sans Soleil. As a form of meditation, or therapy, it is common to prepare a “list of 10 things that quicken the heart.” The list is supposed to describe the small things in life that make one happy, and which makes existence slightly more tolerable."
"There is something in common, in poetry and in music - in the certain way that both of them are the language of madness.
The poet and the musician together speak a natural and universal language the original language that all creatures spoke before the fall of man.
For in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge they understood the language of all the animals and spoke such a language themselves which was the divine language."
"Seventeen songs are presented from the US, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Ireland, Congo, Ghana, Cuba, Iceland, Israel, England, Russia and Germany. Some are sung, most are instrumental. All are very beautiful and soothing. The CD booklet contains a paragraph about each song with performance credits, original words and translation.A remarkably soothing collection of lullabies. "