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Edith Warner

  • Constant walls and a roof do something to me at any time and when the aspens turn golden, I seethe inside until finally I revolt and leave everything.

    • Edith Warner,
    • in Peggy Pond Church, The House at Otowi Bridge ()
  • I am I and earth is earth — mesa, sky, wind, rushing river. Each is an entity but the essence of the earth flows into me — perhaps of me into the earth. And to me it is more than a few seconds' experience. Nor is it any longer strange but natural, not ecstatic but satisfying. The detail of life becomes the scaffolding.

    • Edith Warner,
    • in Peggy Pond Church, The House at Otowi Bridge ()
  • ... there came without warning a flowing into me of that which I have come to associate with the gods. I went to the open door and looked up at the mountains with something akin to awe. It forced me out into the open where I could look up to the sacred high places on which humans do not dwell. Then it left me — perhaps to return to those sacred places.

    • Edith Warner,
    • in Peggy Pond Church, The House at Otowi Bridge ()
  • This morning I stood on the river bank to pray. I knew then that the ancient ones were wise to pray for peace and beauty and not for specific gifts except fertility which is continued life. And I saw that if one has even a small degree of the ability to take into and unto himself the peace and beauty the gods surround him with, it is not necessary to ask for more.

    • Edith Warner,
    • in Peggy Pond Church, The House at Otowi Bridge ()

Edith Warner, U.S. civic figure in Los Alamos

(1893 - 1951)