What else is there? What else do we need?


I am pleased enough with surfaces — in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child’s hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of friend or lover, the silk of a girl’s thigh, the sunlight on rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind — what else is there? What else do we need?

~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Source: Thank you Whiskey River



  1. Absolutely nothing!……. Except some time in Fiji? 🙂

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  2. nothing.

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  3. Nada niente … zero zilch …

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  4. Love it…and how do you find so many short, but meaningful pieces ??? Inquiring minds want to know your sources….Thanks. ☺ Van

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  5. That must be what it is like to swim in clouds. Does he give a group discount?

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  6. Such beautiful thoughts David. It is these these things that bring us the greatest joy.

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  7. The best advert for being in the Now.

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  8. Abbey’s books are treasures.

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  9. Nice!

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  10. Yes, this should be enough.
    But rarely is. :-0

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  11. Perfect as usual

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