"Books or no books, it is a fact, patent both to my dog and myself,
that at daybreak I am the sole owner of all the acres I can walk
over. It is not only boundaries that disappear, but also the
thought of being bounded. Expanses unknown to deed or
map are known to every dawn, and solitude, supposed no
longer to exist in my country, extends on every hand as far
as the dew can reach... I step from my cabin door bearing
in either hand my emblems of sovereignty, a coffee pot
and a note book. I get out my watch, pour coffee, and
lay notebook on knee. This is the cue for the
proclamation to begin." - Aldo Leopold
The idea of owning land is backwards. No one owns the
land it is exactly the opposite; the land owns us. How nice
it would be to walk anywhere one wanted to explore and
just watch life around us. Times have gotten bad when
you think anyone that comes near your land is trying to steal
it or something else from you. An idea - if we all
owned less then there would be less to steal. We, as current
members of the human population, must make a change.
Less time spent amusing oneself in front of screens and
more time amusing ourselves outside or with other people.
Life is to intricate to waste away watching other people
live their lives thousands of miles away. It is you who
support them by watching their shows. Why not go
outside instead and watch nature interact. Wake up
really early or go out late at night and just observe.
Once quiet and solitude ease the mind then let your
other senses take over. Breathe the crisp morning air
or place your hand over the wet dew that forms on the
grass overnight. Listen to the birds instead of the radio.
"Once you have heard or read the news once in your life...
that is all you will need. It pretty much repeats." You
will be amazed at what goes on outside your doors every
day that you are blind too. What would you rather pass
on to your children - the migratory pattern of local birds,
paths of the sun and moon, songs of local birds or the
latest episode/season of Dancing with the Stars.
Evolution is taking place all around us.. are we
going to hide inside and ignore it or are we going to
become the predominate species by listening to the
stories that are being told outside our doors everyday!