On the BART to SFO

“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breath softly though you nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscape ask the same question in the same whisper. “I am watching you – are you watching yourself in me?”

“……the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not too much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly – but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling… you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle you’ll be there. ”