The eternal sunshine of the spotless landscape: A morning in Aravaipa Canyon

The land is patient, the land is kind.

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It does not envy,

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It does not boast,

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It is not proud.

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It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

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The land does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

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It always protects,

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Always trusts,

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Always hopes,

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Always perseveres.


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Max Wilson is a graduate student studying ecology at Arizona State University. He writes here at Lesser Places, occasionally for Backpacker.com, and even more occasionally for scientific journals. You can follow him on twitter @maxomillions.

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