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1715 began the Age of Enlightenment for Europe. A time when reason, the scientific method, and progress reigned above all. A time for growth as more then a country or culture, but to grow as a species. Of course not every individual supported these ideas, the world would be very different today if they had. There will always be those who cling to any amount of power, regardless of the lives effected…. Read More

Deep in the woods he build his castle. To shield him from the storms, and separate him from the beasts. He built tall towers that never quite made it over the highest trees; the windows never fully sealed against the immortal winds. The man left the privacy of his walls only to hunt, some days for food, others for boredom. He never felt bored before he built his sanctuary, but he was… Read More

The Earth is more then a massive stone soaring through space, she is a living system that nourishes and protects us all. This has never been more apparent for me then when watching a nearly 500 meter cliff face slowly breathe in the morning light, then exhaling a torrent of flame that runs down the length of the cliff. After an hour of hiking in the dark, it was vibrant, dazzling, and… Read More

This past week I checked off a big source of stress from my schedule. After missing deadlines due to everything from clerical errors to significant distress, I completed and submitted my application for graduate school. It’s a massive weight off my shoulders so in celebration I’ve spent the majority of yesterday and today outside, breathing in nature, and reading. I finally finished an absolutely brilliant book I started several months ago titles… Read More

Some days I find myself sitting atop a mighty mountain, admiring the sloping valleys and steep, rocky cliffs. I imagine being that regal tree, standing just at the crest of that cliff in the distance. How many animals has it blessed with shade from the midday sun, and how many more call it’s thick bark and abundant branches home? I dream about being that noble peregrine falcon I saw soaring overhead as… Read More

Sink beneath the surface,Heat drawn from my veins. My body goes numb,My mind awakens. Breath is shallow,Fear creeps in. Pause, inhale, pause, exhale,Breath, thank, wait, release. Anxiety dispelled,Leaving room for something new. Schools of fish wander past,Stones polished till smooth. Waiting for something,Will I know when it’s here? The sun retires as the star dance on stage,I rise from my shrine. Drip dry,Who I was is no more. Bare feet,The canopy blankets… Read More

From the singing sands of Western Asia,Across the coasts of California.From the mighty trees of Yoyogi Koen,Across the naves of Florence. The stars change their positions,The Sun intensifies and and softens.Bird sing in accent,Food tells a new story. Years I may wander,Months without language,Weeks with no bed,Nights spent in wonder. Always I’ll hear,The call of the mountains.Forever I’ll feel,The pull of the river. Regardless of time,Distance or day,Our reunion will transcend,I love… Read More

How many cycles have spun since the last time the Earth took breath beneath your feet I hate the feeling of grass When was the last time your eyes closed over galaxies spreading across the universe I hate bugs How many years have been marked away since you felt the rush of the wild river flowing with your soul I hate being cold Have you ever been so still that nature begins… Read More