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


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

Cher Away
- 68 days ago - theguardian.com
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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Nyack Clancy (432)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 8:47 pm
noted
 

ValAWAYNOFWDPLZ B. (73)
Friday June 20, 2014, 7:35 am
The Peace of Wild Things
BY 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.
 

Catrin K. (161)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:21 am
Thanks for sharing !
 

Patricia Raven (444)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:52 am
Thank you Cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday June 20, 2014, 9:48 am
Thanks
 

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

Kamia T. (66)
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 S. (307)
Monday June 23, 2014, 9:20 am
Really nice pictures.
 
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