I am the waterfall, channeled by sandstone. The waterfall is me.
I am the sandstone, carved by water. The sandstone is me.
I am the ferns, mosses, lichens and liverworts that adorn these cliffs in the waterfall’s spray zone. The ferns, mosses, lichens and liverworts are me.
Through my consumption and respiration, the same elements that make up forests, wetlands and other wild places become a part of my own vitality. For better and for worse, my own physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being is directly interdependent with the health of the ecosystems within which I live, move, and have my being.
In this case, what is true for me, is true for you, is true for all of the life on this good planet earth. How will you live in ways that help to preserve and protect the gift of wild nature both within you and around you today?
(Photos taken at Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park; Luzerne County, PA)