Rachel Carson: prophet and lover

Have you ever met someone you knew was a kindred spirit? Someone, for whom you felt an immediate kinship, mutual love, and joyous understanding?

rachelcarson1I want to share this beautiful post by Maria Popova which includes many quotes from Rachel Carson’s letters to Dorothy Freeman.

Rachel’s heart–intense with love, not just for our Mother Earth, but for her friend–was too soon broken.

We owe this pioneering woman our respect, our gratitude, and our loyalty. If you’ve never read Silent Spring (1962), you should.

Rachel Carson was a prophet, as well as a naturalist and marine biologist.

These letters reveal the woman.

via Rachel Carson’s Touching Farewell to Her Dearest Friend and Beloved – Brain Pickings


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