Nobody owns the Landscape
We do not see things as they are, but as we are."

Every now and then I feel the need to retreat; the need to retire from the noise and locomotion;
the need to hear the silence and to let go; of control, of fear, of worries. The need, just TO BE,
nothing more, nothing less, and yet I`ve been missing it so often. Don`t we all?

To be able to see Nature as the manifestation of a divine spirit is a Gift
as well as Joy. Unfortunately, ever so often we are distracted
by the noise of yearning for the material things drumming inside our heads
and forcing us to run the endless circles inside a hampster`s wheel.
Words uttered by visionaries might show us the way we missed
to see ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of them. His words
resonate with the truth that denies boundaries of time and space.

Pick any sight and you`ll see the fences humans have made to emphasize
the line between "in" and "out", "you" and "I". They think they OWN the
land, cause they put their silly borders marking their property. In fact they
divided the unity according to their own divided minds. Despite the net
of real estate owners criss-crossing the earth, "nobody owns the landscape"
says Emerson, and I would add that only a few can truly see it.

"Few adult persons can see nature. The sun illuminates only the eye
of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child."

Many times I hear these words uttered by strangers : " Who cares about the trees and the water and the clouds? It is boring. Let`s DO something." Once upon a time, I felt that way too. But now I know that "the ruin or the blank that we see when we look at nature, is in our own eye".
Once I thought I knew what was important and what I thought I knew was so fixed in my mind that I didn`t feel the need to question the source of my "knowledge". Still, I looked for something that had always been within my reach. I`ve learned that "the invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common".
"The world globes itself in a drop of dew" - Waldo's

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your Hand And Eternity in an hour." - Blake's

  • "The lover of nature is s/he whose inward and outward senses are still
    truly adjusted to each other, who has retained the spirit of infancy even
    into the era of wo/man/hood."

  • "The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and
    a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty is the aim of both."

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