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Wildlife Watching: 'The Best Form of Meditation I Can Imagine'

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1432 days ago -
Tired of city life, Patrick Barkham returned to his adolescent hobby of butterfly spotting and found the tranquility of woods at dusk brought him both peace and happiness

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Friday June 20, 2014, 7:35 am
The Peace of Wild Things

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.

Catrin Schuetz (50)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:21 am
Thanks for sharing !

Past Member (0)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:52 am
Thank you Cher.

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Friday June 20, 2014, 9:48 am

Sara P (57)
Friday June 20, 2014, 10:53 am
Thanks Cher :)

Kamia T (89)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:17 pm
Noted. There were some amazing photos here -- especially the dew-covered dragonfly! I find early-morning and just at sundown nature forays the most peaceful times in life.

Ruth C (87)
Monday June 23, 2014, 9:20 am
Really nice pictures.
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