Many times in “my life” I have not been able to see the forest for the trees that were obstructing my view. Better yet, my position or perception was askew and thus, prevented me from Seeing the truth of the forest. Manicured lawns and perfect landscaping are not uncommon here in Osterville, in fact it is a passion. I am the first to admit I love my lawn to look spectacular, devoid of any imperfections. However, when you take a walk in the woods, and immerse yourself in the chaos of dead wood, leaves, randomly placed trees, new growth, and the biological wonder of Life as it lives and breathes another day, you find a center that the “perfection” of that tenth hole fairway like lawn lacks. You lose yourself, if you are willing to do so, in a world that is not subject to the laws of man, but the laws of nature. This works out well, for you and I are as much a part of the wilderness as the trees and animals. We are part of our environment, of Life, not seperate from it. Perhaps that is the dilemma facing mankind today, as we “search for alternative sources for fuel”, i.e. more of the same. We do not get out there and SEE the importance of it ALL. With all of the powerful lobbyists busy in Washington, seeing only the tree and denying the existence of the forest, strong arming our elected officials who were hired to do the right thing… I humbly ask only this GOD, please help us! When Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense” around the turn of the 18th century, his words albeit “progressive”, rang true and are no less valid today. He just had fewer smoke and mirrors to deal with. Have a nice Thursday. Peace M
June 18, 2009
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