The autumn leaves crunching beneath my feet. Birds chirping to an unfamiliar melody. The swamp green trees caving in on us, any connections to the outside world long gone. It's crazy to think that in just a span of two hours, we have seen and witnessed many, if not all of nature’s purest beauty and uttermost perfection. This may very well be an upright exaggeration, but it truly was an outstanding and just marvelous sight to see. Now as I suspect, you may be confused as to what I am referring to, so let me backtrack a little bit. It all started on a windy Saturday afternoon. I had just rolled out of bed, groggy from the previous night. It was finally the weekend, and all I really wanted to do was sleep. But me being me, I decided …show more content…
I mean, its cold and rainy. Do you really think I want to risk getting hypothermia,” I told her, standing just a few feet away from the entrance. To be quite honest, at the time I had no idea what on earth hypothermia even was. That was just how desperate for an excuse I had …show more content…
I would never admit it to her, but in that moment, I wasThe rest of the hike seemed to go by in the blink of an eye soon after that, everything turning into a sudden blur. This may not be a particular moment or highlight of our trip, as I can definitely think of a few, but rather the only thing that really stuck out to me. When I first got out of the car, I didn't know what to expect. Should I be taking notes? Do I have my phone on stand by? What is Allison thinking? So instead, I just stood there. Plain and simple. Took in the scenery for what it truly was. In its simplest and most purest form. And that was that. Nothing grand or extravagant. Now, as I reflect on my experience, I am not sure if I will ever get the chance to go on a hike anytime soon, but after that very day, it makes me wonder. Why not? I should not be bound to such trivial conventions when nature has so much to offer. After all, nature “...holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual
Many have said nature is the best medicine for the soul. Have you ever noticed the simple bliss and purity nature holds? Never competing, never degrading, never giving up the purity it holds. Nature can keep its blissful purity untroubled in the moment not convicted by what all society has brought into this world. Furthermore, many find nature as their safe place, the one place they can go too and no one can interfere with their happiness. John Muir and William Wordsworth noticed
From the lone hiker on the Appalachian Trail to the environmental lobby groups in Washington D.C., nature evokes strong feelings in each and every one of us. We often struggle with and are ultimately shaped by our relationship with nature. The relationship we forge with nature reflects our fundamental beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. The works of timeless authors, including Henry David Thoreau and Annie Dillard, are centered around their relationship to nature.
he concept of nature is elusive, and humans have never had a positive and unified way to name and interact with it. Since the colonizing of America, many leaders have had different definitions of nature, and have held different views on humans’ relationship with nature. These views have often led to destruction masked as “progress” (Marx 14). But not all definitions of nature are so destructive. Ursula Goodenough, a biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, wrote The Sacred Depths of Nature to create a new religion based in the physical, chemical, and biological laws that govern the universe (Department of Biology). Goodenough’s treatment of “nature” illustrates her unique interpretation of the word. Goodenough understands the word nature to mean life, and life means biology. She uses this definition to inspire humans to care for the world we live in. And while she recognizes that humans can be separate, she also shows how much a part of nature we truly are. Recently, a proposition has been made to define First Nature as biophysical and Second Nature as the artificial (Marx 20).
Richard Louv, the author of, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature deficit-disorder,” talks about nature and its benefits to a healthy development. Time Experiencing with nature allows people to have healthy development since it promotes creativity and imagination. It does not take more than a couple of steps outside to see nature. It is all around us. It can even be right outside our window. Leaving the blinds open can bring peace of mind, just by viewing it. As people experience time with nature, no matter the age, they develop greater creativity and imagination. It is like people today fear nature.
Americans today are starting to realize the importance of nature. Over the course of time we grew distant our connection with nature.With technology today continues to advance and automotives that tie in with our daily lives. However, Americans are beginning to respect nature and it’s values just as we did when the Native Americans lived all off the land. Americans are starting to rebuild our connections with nature again to receive all it’s values and to be one with nature again. The viewpoints of our connections between humans and nature are strongly expressed in Annie Dillard's essay “Living Like Weasel” and Mark Twain’s essay “The Lowest Animal”. Even though both these authors show a different view with our
It is intriguing how Emerson determines the purpose of natural beauty he does this by writing “The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired so long as we can see far enough” (945). We depend on nature to balance out our lives. Nature gives us the views necessary to achieve
I was wrong, however. There was no end to the nightmare, no waking up. I am locked forever within mist, never sleeping, but never truly awake, hiding from the cruelty that is daytime. Of course, it is not only the day that is cruel. The fault lies with me, a criminal hiding from justice.
While assisting my clients I will be able to make them feel empowered, gain their independence, assist them in taking back their lives, and helping them become functional members of society again. When speaking of nature versus nature it is apparent that, within studies, the biological aspect does play a role
Nothing in nature was created by God without a purpose. Nature is not only visually inspiring but emotionally. We all should feel entitled to protect nature just as we would other people. This includes the environment and all animals because they all have meaning in life. Furthermore, nature
In the poem “To Autumn” the initial impression that we get is that Keats is describing a typical Autumn day with all its colors and images. On deeper reading it becomes evident that it is more than just that. The poem is rather a celebration of the cycle of life and acceptance that death is part of life.
The falls were rushing down layer after layer making a massive pool at the bottom. The water was ice cold with the ground feeling as slick as a freshly cut piece of countertop. After we had cooled off by swimming in the water, we started our four miles hike back down the mountain. However, this time I did not use my phone once, I just took in the magnificence with my eyes rather than looking through a lense.
No matter how much research is done, it is obviously known that humans will never be able to fully understand the phenomenon of the natural world, yet it is something that we still continue to explore and work with each and every day. As The Red Turtle simply explains to the viewer, nature is something that is full of chaos and unpredictability, yet it is beautiful in it’s own way and worth exploring. In today’s world of the twenty-first century, it is quite easy to see that humans are dominating the natural world. Mainly, I believe that nature is a big provider for our health and happiness, but in order to sustain this relationship, the human population must also provide for the natural world and keep the common peace.