Week 3: Desert Solitaire

I like to play the devil’s advocate in life and this book and the author was no different. I did not enjoy the piece, nor did I enjoy how the author wrote and how I could pick up his one biases, but I wanted to look past that as I continued to read through. I did agree with some of the things Abbey wrote about, however, I feel the way he phrased things and how he wrote just made him come off as an a**, but I never doubted his passion for nature while reading, which was important.
Although there were many controversial things that were written in the novel I did find quotes that I felt myself agreeing to (below).
“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.”
– I agree with this quote because I think that is so true. There is not much I pick on if I’m the driver of a car because I have to keep my eyes on the road and cannot truly appreciate what I am driving through, but if I am walking, riding a bike or just outside I can feel more of the beauty of nature around me, and that is very special to me. 
“Each thing in its way, when true to its own character, is equally beautiful.” – I found myself agreeing with this quote because whether looking at an animal or a human, if they are being true to themselves, not conforming for a higher ranking in their social class or kingdom, is quite a beautiful thing to observe. Although nature documentaries add a touch of flare, watching an animal in their natural habitat and doing what they do best is something I find to be in awe of. 
“Balance, that’s the secret.”
– Although there is more that follows this phrase, I pulled this part because everything and everyone talks about balance and how that is important. It’s important in nature – animal and plant life – and it’s important in human lives and the interactions that one has with nature and vice versa. A balance is needed, and without balance things or ideas need to be in place to restore the balance. 

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