“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
I was driving home from work tonight & was amazed by the waning quarter moon that was begining to descend to the horizon. Its sight instilled awe, wonder & a great energization throughout my being.
And then I got to thinking about how long it had been since I had howled at the moon.
There is a provincial park just fifteen minutes from my house & at this park there is a beautiful beach that is enjoyed all summer long by locals & tourists alike. The beach is located at the western end of a lake where the water flows into a series of waterfalls that are the source of a river. The geography is such that one can walk along the granite stones of the shore & out into the water right where the first waterfall starts. One can then sit down in the water (which is about waist deep) with one’s back to the waterfall. The rushing water cascades over one’s shoulders filling one’s body with an amazing energy – that raw elemental power of the waterfall.
I try to perform this little ritual at least once a summer (if not more often). It invigorates me & fills me with a gratitude for everything nature has to offer. It is beautiful, powerful & meaningful.
What are some of the moments of beauty from your life? Tell us what natural places are special to you & how they make you feel when you go there. Leave a comment below & share your own experiences.