q u i t
"We can enjoy our humanity with its flashy brains and sexual buzz,
its social cravings and stubborn tantrums, and take ourselves as
no more and no less than another being in the Big Watershed.
We can accept each other all as barefoot equals sleeping on
the same ground. We can give up hoping to be eternal and
quit fighting dirt. We can chase off mosquitos and fence our
varmints without hating them. No expectations, alert and
sufficient, grateful and careful, generous and direct."
—Gary Snyder, The Etiquette of Freedom