Here is the poem that provided some of the inspiration for that post:
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
I discovered Mr Louie Schwartzberg this week and I am a huge fan. He has been doing timelapse photography of nature for years and his work is awe-inspiring. Please watch this video. Prepare to be amazed and, possibly, shed a tear or two as you witness the dance of nature that we fail to notice although it surrounds us every day.