Saturday, October 06, 2012

Playing tag team with nature

Take a piece of barren land. Plant some grass, and grow some flowers.

Then sit back and watch as the butterflies and the birds suddenly start appearing as if by magic.

Of course no memo ever goes out telling the birds that a new garden has been commissioned. There is no breaking news for the butterflies to move on to the next project.

We humans we like to think we're in control. That we can plan, organize,and manage every detail of our lives. But of course we're not. It's really a tag team effort: we move part of the way, then sit back and let nature take its course. Without the right environment we are nothing. We are individuals trying to bend the odds in our favor, but the universe is mammoth where thousands of elements work in harmony to make things happen.

The best we can hope for is to build a sturdy craft and position it at the best location we can find - but it will always be the wind that lifts us.

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