manifesto monday : bonds


happy earth day! it is refreshing to at least think about the great outdoors while i sit here in my office in front of a computer all day.

i think the scariest thought in the world is the thought of being alone--especially when going through difficult experiences. i don't know about you, but despite my introverted personality, i could never go through life completely alone. the reality is, however, that sometimes i've had to go through things alone, but i have always found comfort in taking a walk outside among the trees, the flowers, the sky, the birds.

the other morning as i walked home from violin lessons i marveled at a conversation i overheard between two birds. one would call, her intonation up; and then he would answer, with intonation down.
pretty sweet little conversation to overhear. just a little "marco polo" to know they weren't alone.

and somehow, as the lucky passerby, i felt part of the conversation. and my heart lifted, and i was grateful.

and so we discover it for ourselves. that we are not alone.

this i believe.


Angy is my name. said...

So true.... we are connected beneath the surface of all that seems real. Oneness that cannot be denied whatever your creed, faith or moral. So to stare at an abyss of solitude can render one feeling quite disconnected. A state which, no matter how strongly felt or experienced, remains untrue. The heart knows best in these situations and like you feel that nothing brings back connection quite like trees and birds and nature. ♥

Rebecca Alexis said...

read this and I thought of these two quotes from John Muir:
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."


Rebecca Alexis said...

this made me think of john muir.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."


Melissa Fielman said...

Beautiful quote to celebrate the wonderful we get to live on.

Debie Grace said...

It really feels grateful to know that you are part of nature. I love knowing your experience with the birds. It's amazing.

Jaime said...

Such loveliness.