MAY 25: MADELEINE BIANCHI - HAVE YOU EVER TASTED THE FREEDOM OF THE MOUNTAINEER?
«UBI BENE, IBI PATRIA!»
That's my LIFE MOTTO in LATIN, translated in ENGLISH:
«WHERE IT IS WELL WITH ME, THERE IS MY HOMELAND!»
«A man who keeps company with GLACIERS comes to feel tolerably insignificant by and by. The ALPS and the GLACIERS together are able to take every bit of CONCEIT out of a man and reduce his SELF-IMPORTANCE to zero If he will only remain within the influence of their sublime presence long enough to give it a fair and reasonable chance to do its work.»
MARK TWAIN (1835 - 1910) - American Writer and Publisher.
«CLIMB THE MOUNTAINS AND GET THEIR GOOD TIDINGS.
NATURE'S PEACE WILL FLOW INTO YOU AS SUNSHINE FLOWS INTO TREES.
THE WINDS WILL BLOW THEIR OWN FRESHNESS INTO YOU, AND THE STORMS THEIR ENERGY,
WHILE CARES WILL DROP AWAY FROM YOU LIKE THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN.»
JOHN MUIR (1838 - 1914) - Naturalist, Author, Environmental Philosopher. Early Advocate for the Preservation of Wilderness!