Saturday, April 21, 2012

#112 / This Is The Day

We often find ourselves engaged in a heedless rush to replace the realities of the world of Nature with realities we create ourselves, as with our desire to "drillbabydrill," and to extract hydrocarbon energy sources from any place we may find them. One way we can help forestall and mitigate the adverse impacts of such heedlessness is to seek out and engage in unintermediated experiences with Nature.

That is a real word, "unintermediated," though you may not find it in every dictionary. I suggest trying the OED, if you're a subscriber.

The dogwood blossoms of the Sierra, pictured in this post, are just one example of the wonders of the natural world that are almost always available to us - almost anywhere, and anytime, but most particularly in this spring season.

Lie on the lawn. Look at sky. This the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).

1 comment:

  1. If you're an OED fan, you MUST read "The Professor and the Madman," by Simon Winchester. It's an absolutely fascinating account of the research and history of the Oxford English Dictionary and the people who created it.

    The great thing about the OED is its history of usage of each word, and the examples of the word in use through time.



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