Henry David Thoreau- Well Said
” All things good are wild and free” Henry David Thoreau
Water is an amazing thing. It’s tiny, silver fingers get into the crevices, and break down solid, heavy, and huge rocks. If you put your hand out into a waterfall you will not be able to control the water, as much as you try. Like nature, waterfalls are teachers. We can learn to be strong, force full, uncontrollable, delicate, subtle, and even gentle. You can only go one way on a waterfall, so as much as you can you should enjoy the ride.
I like to jump under waterfalls. The water is often shockingly cold. When I see and enjoy a beautiful waterfall, such as this one, I feel free and connected to it’s past. So many years have produced it’s form. Plants, animals, people, gravity, air all saw the marvel of heavy water embracing solid rock. They witnessed it’s changing form, drank from it, dipped a toe in, and were inspired.
Our July series is called “Get Outside! Living well in Nature”. We will focus on eating yummy food, learning how to heal ourselves while camping, and enjoying the beautiful nature around us. Foraging, sitting in hammocks, and definitely jumps into freezing cold river water (probably more than one) are all part of the fun.
If you are in the mood for more nature, please visit our other “Well Said” posts Mark Twain, Dr. Seuss, and Helen Keller. “Henry David Thoreau- Well Said” first appeared on the blog L.S.Lvewell. For more info about what we do here, visit our “About” page. Copyrite 2018 Lisa Shaub.