The Business of Nature
It occurs to me that a lot of us (What, Millenials? God, I really just don’t like the term… so sue me) have grown up “learning” (experiencing, forming ideas) that nature, the forces of nature, Mother Earth and all her wonders are a commodity, or do I mean novelty? or simply… separate — that pavement and concrete and yellow school busses, those are the natural elements of our environment.
Our vacations, we drive long distances, or fly, or however we get there, create this separation from reality and when we get to where we’re going we can’t help but feel like… this isn’t real life, this isn’t the natural state of things, this is …. separate.
We have to leave our houses, our communities, our neighborhoods, our towns and cities to go into the world as it was before any of us arrived, we have to separate ourselves from our daily reality to experience the truest of truths about our home, this earth.
It is odd, this separation, unnatural… an inconvenient duality, when the earth is all there really is… … everything there is came from these things… and we could live, if we so choose, without all of “these things”, we don’t need any of it, not REALLY.
I know, and I can feel, that there is a great reconnection happening, and I am grateful for that.