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The natural world, a river that flows through time unceasingly with or without humanity. However we are a part of it. We can chose to divert the river and harness it, or we can chose flow with and let it embrace us. Shepard to our souls, as we must be for her integrity.
I loved true wilderness when I went to learn Natural Resource Conservation and Management @paulsmiths . I came with a notion that nature was better without man. It is easy to think that way in a time where we regard the world around us as an object of manipulation for the sole purpose of personal gain.
I quickly learned that wasn't so. We are as much a part of nature, the very fibres of our being continually tell as that, drawn to it like a divine finality, or more so origin. Human kind did not evolve along side nature, we evolved within her, she bestowed Grace's upon as as all other life, and we thrived. We are equally as influencial on the natural time line as it is on us. We must not soon forget.
#Life and #death. #wilfire returning #wilderness to #regeneration . A reset upon the natural order, shuffling the odds once more as the die is cast, returning always to #balance.
The #frigid embrace of #timberlinelake as the body turns to shock, all cells and nerves scream in panic. Until they find balance. The coldest water then embracing the body as it adapts to a union of bliss. Misery becomes refreshment.
A mother and child, like the moose and her calf, I was also led by my mother into the world. As nature led me through once more.
A moment taken to observe the stars, realization, balance. Inhaling the moment; fire, smoke, ponderosa sweetened air, significant insignificance. Exhaling the rest.
#nature #science #philosophy #poem #poetry #smittypix #bliss #hike #getoutside #takeamoment #breath #exhale #inhale #order #mountains #swim #breath #openmind #openheart