"Walden is the only book I own, although there are some others unclaimed on my shelves. Every man, I think, reads one book in his life, and this one is mine. It is not the best book I ever encountered, perhaps, but it is for me the handiest, and I keep it about me in much the same way one carries a handkerchief — for relief in moments of defluxion or despair."
Lovely. Makes me, as always, wish I had known E.B. White--maybe well enough to give him another book, A Sand County Almanac, of course.
Sure, I'd love to be hiking through a pine forest right now. But reading about one can be thrilling, too.
As a writer myself, I want to create books that celebrate and help protect the wild places that I love. And I want to spread the word about all of the inspiring nature books out there and find others interested in taking a literary approach to environmental conservation.