Wilderness Pt 2: Human Nature
Story by Travis Perkins
From time to time in my life, I’ve found myself utterly smitten by the "wilderness."
It's not easy describing why I love the natural world so much. There are beautiful things out there, yes. But, there's more to it. It's a world of contradictions & extremes.
This world is so perfectly bi-polar. It's simply complex.
If left to itself, it lives and breathes power and strength.
It can bring life and create beauty out of nothing.
If left in the hands of another, life is seemingly fragile. Defenseless.
We can accept this reality, it's how things work.
It's how nature works. It's how we work.
If left to our own design, we are powerful, strong, able to create incredible beauty.
But, if left in the hands of another..fragile & defenseless.
Tucked away in our cities and suburban sub culture, we lose sight of the fact that we are connected to this.We forget not only our strength, but even worse, our fragility. We are woven into the framework of the wilderness and into the essence of existence. And yet often times it takes being left defenseless in the hands of another for us to realize our fragility. Our complexity as people is simply natural. In the same way that rushing water can bring and destroy beautiful life, so too can we.
I think this may be why I sometimes find myself so enthralled by the natural world.
The delicate balance between strong and fragile.
The human nature.