Monday, October 19, 2009

May nature be our teacher...

In every out-thrust headland,
in every curving beach,
in every grain of sand
there is the story of the earth."
- Rachel Carson
It is profoundly moving to stand on the edge of a continent, looking out between a headland and an islet, knowing that these windblown waves will continue to deposit their immense energy upon our magnificent shores, with us or without us.
What if we did take the time to listen to the "stories" each grain of sand might tell? William Wordsworth called upon us to "let nature be your teacher". Her great wisdom would gently guide us to doing what we must do to safeguard life on this fragile, island planet. But first we need to gather up our families, friends, and neighbours, and go outside...
D.

3 comments:

  1. ...and it's in the "going outside" - exploring, playing, caring - that we truly begin to come alive.

    Jen-Gen.

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  2. I think you need to add ...turn off our cell phones and go outside....one can't truly be with nature if their listening for the sound of ringing or watching the red light blink on their blackberry.
    L

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  3. Hi J-G and L...We think you're both right on. Do the little "green" blinking lights on our SPOT count? Smile. As always, thanks for dropping by!

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