Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday's Nature Quote

Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.  
~Charles Cook



8 comments:

  1. You have no idea how much I wish this were true. Sometimes I think about people living in cities, who have lived in apartment buildings all of their lives. I believe utterly that nature must hum in their veins, but I'm not sure they can hear it over the din. 

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  2. I can relate to Robin's comment about people who live their whole lives in cities.  In a terrible kind of way, it seems they are cut off from those roots that link us to the planet.  That is why the great national forests and parks are so necessary; even if we can't go to them, just knowing that they are there can provide a feeling of safety and connection to life.

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  3. A lovely way to phrase this, Robin, and I share your fears. (One reason why I chose a glass of water to illustrate this one--even folks who never set foot in a natural setting depend on water.) But I figure one interpretation of this quote could tack a silent "whether you know it or not" on the end. 

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  4. Yes! You don't have to sail the oceans or visit all the natural areas to find value and comfort in their existence.

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  5. Hallelujah, sister!

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  6. Yes, the recent Worm moon reminded me that I need to get out more.

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  7. I don't believe you lose your roots, maybe what they are stuck in changes. I think that connection to nature is always inside of us, that it feeds the core of our being.

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