A Commonplace Book

All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and they lived, we dream.

T.K. Whipple, Study Out the Land, (Epigram from Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove)

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