Into the Woods

It’s a great pleasure to go into the woods, to hike and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. And it is our nature as humans to want to improve on nature, to make things less wild and more convenient with paths and bridges and picnic tables.

How do you change the natural world to suit yourself? How do you change yourself to suit the natural world?

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Our Own Planet

“Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvelous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway.” —Lewis Thomas

What strikes you as particularly mysterious about our planet?

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Color and Form

Our planet is blessed with an astounding variety of color and form, shaped by an ancient and ongoing drama of weather and mineral and life. The earth invented art, and then we humans stepped in to elaborate on the process.

How does the earth’s beauty inspire your own creativity?

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Close to Nature’s Heart

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Where is your favorite place to go to experience nature?

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Terrible Beauty

So much of the natural world feeds us, nurtures us and delights us, that it is easy to assume that the earth wants our comfort and happiness. One could argue that natural law favors diversity and interconnection and creativity, but comfort and safety are really not part of the package.

How have natural events taken a toll on your life?

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