“While I have learned much about Bhutan since I left there (lessons from reading, very different from the lessons of walking) and about the big challenges that small countries face, what I saw in Bhutan was a landscape and culture that reminded me of Wallace Stegner’s ‘personal expression of faith in the importance of geography, and especially wilderness, to human personality and culture.’ Calling wilderness ‘the geography of hope,’ Stegner dreamed of a day when those in the American West would ‘create a society to match its scenery.’ Bhutan was reassuring in its wholeness.”
— From Bhutan’s Curve of Time   mary peck