I want to be able to set my bare feet on the wildness and to feel it flow through me, and to learn from it. And I need privacy that town life can’t give me. It’s such a deep, aching need, much like what I felt in
when suburbia was threatening to do
me in. I want to understand this
ecosystem and participate in it. I want
to know the plants and the animals and bugs and to feel the energy of the land. Longmont
I feel like I’m turning a corner and entering some new phase of my life. I’m about to enter (or have entered?) the second half of life, so it seems right that this is a time of transition.
Mentally and emotionally I’ve already moved into the next phase. I understand that my life will only be meaningful if I pass on what I’ve learned. It makes little sense to accrue knowledge if you aren’t going to share and apply it. I’ll have to become a teacher as well as a learner.