Since the beginning of time humans have been wanderers. The joy of finding comfort on an unfamiliar trail or setting foot on a mountain ridge, as the sun so gracefully sweeps the earths crust, is a settling feeling. There is much to be learned from the art of walking and wandering. To be surrounded by complete wildness. Touching the inner sanctum of this wilderness and leaving your worries in the city. Wandering has aloud man to evolve and progress as a species. For some the open road is a playground for possibilities and imagination. There is an inherent freedom within a walk.
“If you are ready to leave father and mother, brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again – if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a walk.” ~Thoreau
Man needs nature and should never feel as though they have had enough. Nature holds the power to revitalize and rejuvenate ones bones; Restoring the youthful vigor of man through pristine beauty and energy. Drifting aimlessly through a garden of palm trees, your mind begins to wander just as your feet do the same. It is a peaceful place in time where all things coincide and nature appears as a single entity yet with many complexities all working together for a single purpose which keeps the world spinning round. What should happen to man if these forests were taken from us?
“Nowadays almost all man’s improvements, so called, as the building of houses, and the cutting down of the forest and all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it more and more tame and cheap. A people who would begin by burning the fences and let the forest stand!” ~Thoreau
Abandon a city and run to the hills. Go for a walk. If you can not see the loveliness that contains the wild then go back to the town, however you should not forget the values contained within nature. Let the wilderness train you but do not let it take advantage your awareness. The wilderness can be a dangerous place if one becomes careless. So go for a walk, perhaps in the early hours of the day and listen to the birds rise as the does as well.
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