Shades Of Everyday

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I just love The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd. She distils nature writing down to poetic essentials. The simplicity and beauty of her writing is breathtaking, the words are insisting to be read aloud. The entwinement of human and nature is all pervasive.

“Each of the senses is a way in to what the mountain has to give…All the aromatic and heady fragrances – pine and birch, bog myrtle, the spicy juniper, heather and the honey-sweet orchis, and the clean smell of wild thyme – mean nothing at all in words.”

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