comparisons. to need or want to choose one thing over another....to judge one thing as better than....
How everything carries its own Beauty, its own unique singularity, not more than, not better than. The specific singular Isness....to appreciate this....just for what it IS.
Finishing reading The Moth Snowstorm .... Nature and Joy by Michael McCarthy
"At some unknown moment between 1 July 2006 and 1 July 2007, according to the demographers of the United Nations, a momentous milestone in the history of humankind was passed with no one being aware of it: the percentage of the world's population living in towns and cities exceeded 50 per cent. Henceforth, most people on the planet would live urban rather than rural lives, and for the first time would no longer be in close contact with the natural or even the semi-natural world (which farming represents); a majority, and a rapidly expanding one, would no longer have direct access to the rhythms of the growth cycle, to the effects of seasonality, to quiet, to the visibility of the stars, to non-industrial rivers and natural forests, and to wildlife ~ to birds and wild mammals, to insects and wild flowers ~ even where, as in more and more places, wildlife was impoverished. Nature in any form would no longer be part of most people's everyday experience."
the book came highly recommended by the On Being interview a while back. And tho it was full of so much, i'd hoped for more, i'd, as always, hoped for advice on how to just go.
I come away with the thought that no one knows how to just go.
so i guess, maybe, just this. Whenever possible, tell, like TELL things you feel and see. TELL them to the guy at the gas station, the cashier at the grocery. Whether they seems to want to hear or not. Just TELL. Tell how there was this so small bird this morning, how there was a skunk in the compost, how the Goat Manure seemed to change the pepper plants over night. How it was sad that there was a possum squashed on the highway. Any thing. Every thing. Become the keeper of the Field Notes. and share those. Any way we can. I know that many of us here already do that on blogs, but to keep on, and to share it face to face as much as possible. We can't forget how important any small thing IS. Every small thing is.