My approach to nature-- a bird, an animal, a flower, a tree--has always been intimacy, to experience the nature around me as deeply as possible. As a result of that inclination, I fall in love a lot. And I laugh a lot. That's what nature brings into my life. That's what the whooping crane and ultralight migration and the tiny, fast winged creature, the hummingbird, give to me. The joy that comes with intimacy.
I decided to share this photo today as I get ready to head for the office and I will share the rest of the story soon.
This was one of the most peaceful and intimate moments I've shared with a whooping crane. Many times I was alone with this family for hours on end, with no sound but the deep gutteral brood purr of the parents and the tiny peeping of the chick. The world hushed. Time stood still. And I couldn't have been more mezmerized by what I was seeing.
More about this family soon.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.