Monday, March 29, 2010

NUMBERS NATURE TAUGHT US

In the midst of writing my next post, The Real War, My dear friend Amber emailed me this beautiful video. It is particularly poignant right now because of a confrontation I've had with an earnest socialist who reminds me of the adage, "The surest sign of an impending nervous breakdown is believing what you are doing is supremely important."

In answer to my visits to his blog I have gotten replies like, "There are a million blogs out there all about butterflies and silky clouds. This one is about what needs to get done but isn't.” and "Maybe you should write a poem about it and send it to the Universe." And on a visit to this blog commented, " opting out. SELF sufficient, the privilege of distance, so that one may critique free from risk or consequence. Unless the very radiance of ones enlightenment somehow enters the universal stream and bestows a bit of glow on everyone?"

Well Troutsky, here's one of the million blogs who appreciate nature for what it has always been without needing to get anything done about it.


7 comments:

Minx said...

At the dawn of man we lived at one with nature. If we were all hunter-gatherers now the planet could only sustain 10 million. I guess your friend is one too many!

Stunningly beautiful video - thanks!

Yodood said...

Check out the other videos in the series shown at the end.

Anonymous said...

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
-lao tzu

looking forward to the reunion....
Peace,
Amber

She Writes said...

Very cool video!

troutsky said...

I guess your friend is one too many? This goes to my point Yodood. We know the other side of consciousness, the metastasizing, unharmonious, scream.All is not as it "should " be my friend. By the way, it would be fair to place my comments in context.

I am reminded of Joni Mitchells song Dog Eat Dog with it's refrain "nothing can be done."

Yodood said...

Trout, it is the assumption of knowing what "should be" that motivates civilization's effort to correct the hell it perceives nature to be, thus making a hell of existence for those with faith in human exceptionality.

Yodood said...

Troutsky, as to being fair, I included a link to your website so they my check out the context for themselves, as everyone does. I believe your context and mine are worlds apart.