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Response to Cary (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:58 PM

72. On the first day that it is nice enough outside, take your binoculars and GO. Read

this poem a few times to get in the mood. Maybe start a nature journal? I have.

The Peace of Wild Things
Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
And I wake in the night at the least sound
In fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
Rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
Who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
Waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


Like others here, I do not watch TV. (Only movies, etc, with no ads). I take an hour to read news on DU and that's it. Also, when I went to the Gulf Coast for 3 weeks, I did not have a computer and saw absolutely no political shit. I bird watched early every morning and make quite a list of spectacular birds, and then painted them all in my journal.

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