¬†¬†¬†¬† This very short piece by Veronica Ray, published in her 1992 book GREEN SPIRITUALITY, captures in a lovely way, I think, our inherent connection with nature.–April Moore
¬†¬†¬†¬† I see beauty everywhere in nature.
¬†¬†¬†¬† Beauty is inherent in nature.¬† Without any training or education in art or the principles of color and form, people always, everywhere, describe nature’s beauty.¬† Waterfalls, rainbows, sunsets, and skies full of stars inspire us to poetry.¬† Mountains, canyons, and giant redwood trees take our breath away.¬† A soft twilight snowfall fills us with peace.
¬†¬†¬†¬† No one had to teach us that blazing sunsets were beautiful.¬† We didn’t have to study meteorology or geology to be fascinated by rainbows and canyons.¬† Our response to the beauty in nature is as natural as the beauty itself.¬† It strikes a chord deep within us.¬† It reminds us of how wonderful, how amazing, how beautiful the world truly is.¬† It reawakens our natural love for the earth and the universe.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† There is a theory that nature makes human and animal babies cute to the adults of the species so that we’ll take care of them.¬† How much more magnificent would the earth have to be before we’d take better care of it?