The strong man and the waterfall channel their own path

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It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched
so that a tree will rot where it falls,
a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity,
a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water
– and moderns may at least see
what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.

~ Bernand De Voto, Fortune, June 1947 ~

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