Nurture and Nature
First, there were the Heavens and the Earth, the sky and the sea, and all the creatures within the still silence of ordered chaos. When we came, whether in 2.7 billion years or six days—it doesn’t matter. We are here now, discovering our place between the world that created us and the world we’ve created.
Fire, food, and industry—the defining moments of our humanity—still define our species. So how do we nurture this world for future generations? By nurturing what we have—nature, ourselves, and others. Perhaps, we can get reacquainted with the innocent and primordial selves within by playing hard, living in wonder, and sharing stories. Through activity, food, and thought in and of nature, the best part of ourselves awaken. Nature both quiets our humanness, and makes us feel most human, most primal, most alive.
Out here, we stir, trying to calm the chaos inside of ourselves. And while we don’t claim playing outside will save (all) of the world’s problems, the wonder we find in nature nurtures us and inspires us during our short time here. So let us appreciate the simple elements of life—rock, snow, trail, and bread—and enjoy them together.
–B & E