The Skyline Arch at Arches National Park, Utah, USA. Photo by Sanjay Acharya

...for they are, most of them, really good people and not actually as simple-minded as they pretend to encourage me to pretend us all to be—I visit them again around the fires and picnic tables, help them eat their pickles and drink their beer, and make perhaps a trace of contact by revealing that I, too, like most of them, come from that lost village back in the hills, am also exiled, a displaced person, an internal emigrant in this new America of concrete and iron which none of us can quite understand or accept or wholly love. I may also, if I am lucky, find one or two or three with whom I can share a little more—those rumors from the underground where whatever hope we still have must be found.

— Edward Abbey
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Rumors from the underground, excerpt by Edward Abbey Matter Available
Rumors from the Underground

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The Skyline Arch at Arches National Park, Utah, USA by Sanjay Acharya

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