A dream within a dream

Bernie Krause

Bernie Krause
 
www.wildsanctuary.com

 
Since 1968, Wild Sanctuary has traveled the globe to record, archive, research, and express the voice of the natural world - its soundscape.
These increasingly rare sounds of the wild inform and enrich our specialized efforts from the field to public performance.


 

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George Orwell

George Orwell
 
Big Brother is Watching You.
George Orwell, 1984

 
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness.
One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

George Orwell

 
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously,
and accepting both of them.

George Orwell, 1984
 

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E.A. Poe

Edgar Allen Poe: A Dream Within A Dream
 
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

 
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

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areas1

Blazing Saddles
 
Governor William J. Le Petomane:
 
Holy underwear! Sheriff murdered! Innocent women and children blown to bits!
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen!
We must do something about this immediately!
Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

 
I didn't get a harumph outta that guy!"
"Give the governor a harumph!"
"Harumph!"
"You watch your ass!"
 

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RobertFrost

Robert Frost: Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
 
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

 
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

 
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

 
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

 

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Martin Luther King's Last Speech: "I've Been To The Mountaintop"
 

 

 

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Rewilding
 
www.rewildingeurope.com

 
Naysayers at their polite best chided the rewilders for romanticizing the past; at their sniping worst, for tempting a 'Jurassic Park' disaster.

To these the rewilders quietly voiced a sad and stinging reply. The most dangerous experiment is already underway. The future most to be feared is the one now dictated by the status quo. In vanquishing our most fearsome beasts from the modern world, we have released worse monsters from the compound. They come in disarmingly meek and insidious forms, in chewing plagues of hoofed beasts and sweeping hordes of rats and cats and second-order predators. They come in the form of denuded seascapes and barren forests, ruled by jellyfish and urchins, killer deer and sociopathic monkeys. They come as haunting demons of the human mind.

In conquering the fearsome beasts, the conquerors had unwittingly orphaned themselves.


William Stolzenburg, Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

 

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