Love the World We Live In   2 comments

We stand on the cusp of a new year as we face a year that has not been written upon yet.

In Alaska, it’s possible to find valleys where no human being has walked since the last snow. There’s always a sense of wonder when you happen upon such a pristine scene. You pause, scarcely breathing, thinking about the impact that you can have just by walking. The next person to follow, if they follow that day, won’t see the same scene, because your foot prints will be there and they will know they’re not alone. I hesitate on the first step, remembering the words “leave no trace”. Yet ….

How do I enjoy the solitude of nature where I am the only soul for as far as the eye can see or the ear can hear if I do not disturb the snow? Someone has to be the first set of prints. We need to interact with nature. God created Adam to live in the garden … to interact with nature. He did not intend for the snow to be unmarked while we hide in our hobbit holes worshipping the glow of our computers.

Hold your breath, admire the view, take a photo, and then … take a step, be the first. Love the world we live in.

Posted January 1, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska, Writing

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  1. Great concept about the first step..maybe…’first step down a bend in life’s road”?


    • I like that sentiment, though I was thinking more of we should use the world we live in, not close ourselves off in a self-imposed human high-rise zoo in the mistaken attempt to protect the environment from ourselves.

      My blog posts will be trending that way very soon.


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