There is a new way of life out there. Pick two trees, stop and look. Put away the smart phone, the lap top, the streamed music. Open the door.
There is a natural world out there. It is at your door to a fresh new way of being. The trees invite you. Take a step.
Smell the pine trees. See birds butterflies, a meadow, clouds. Feel the wind and hear it as well. All this awaits you every day of the year.
Between any two pine trees is a portal of opportunity for transformation. Reaffirm the connection we’ve all had from birth. We ( all matter dead and alive) are not a collection of objects. We are a community of subjects interdependent, intelligent, relevant, and related. All is sacred, rock, water, soil.
John Muir wrote this over a century ago. It is more true and more necessary today than ever before. There is a whole world of wonder when you open the door and take a step beyond your doorstep.
Tom Stock November, 19, 2017