We also watched a puppet show, that Judy put on, before she headed to the valley. Everyone enjoyed the show because Judy is a great story-teller. Her home-made puppets mesmerized the children
Rob Wood, The Zone
However, I know some people work very hard to maintain a spiritual connection with the wild places, even when they live in a town or a city.
I suppose there are many reasons for this and maybe, someday, I’ll also have to move into a larger community.
And you know, it’s difficult to see something that you love being destroyed almost everywhere you look. Often, just little bits at a time. I’m talking about the wild places. Our society seems to treat the finite world with an assumption of it being infinite, such as the river.
Cover the land;
Unfeeling concrete smothers, windows glint
Like water to the sun.
No breezes blow
Through standing trees;
No scent of pine lightens my burden.”