Barry Lopez came up with this touching idea of comparing perfect integrity in a human life to aspects of nature: the way light works, wind moves, birds sing, or seed pods burst. They are all good models for coherence in life.

‘I wish the order of my life to be arranged in the same way I find the light, the slight movement of the wind, the voice of a bird, the heading of a seed pod I see before me. This impeccable and indisputable integrity I want in myself.’ 

From the book which inspired this website – see our celebratory quote-studded review here.


Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams (London: Picador, 1987), p. 405

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