Nature still. Perhaps modern society changes our brains, our communication needs. Maybe it dulls or sharpens our natural sensibilities. I don’t know. What I do know is that She is still there. There to be drawn from and comforted by.
Go out. Go out and lay. Lay in the moonlight. Feel the Earth beneath you.
No matter how many generations we have of screens, television, social media, and gaming, our DNA is riled with nature. She calls us. And that will never go away.
When you see the fire dancing before you as you sit with friends in the woods, when you see the moonlight interrupted by leaves and tree branches or reflected on water, you will remember that time long ago, deep in your cells, when you were close to the Earth, when God was a necessity and family was everything. Survival.
Things have changed. It’s not as hard or as easy as it once was. We now have everything we need. Most of us have food, security, comfort, comradery. Now, instead of fighting to survive, we are fighting to remember. To remember what it is to be truly human.
Lose the screens. Put your phone in a drawer. Hold your children and listen to them say, “I love you. I love you. I love you.” Say back, “My child, my child, my child, I love you. I love you. I love you.” Require intimacy in your life. Give it freely. All you have is now.
And then go get your tush back out into the world and sell us your stuff. This is America. And there is no place like her on Earth.