Oct. 11th, 2010

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I had a thought pop into my head this morning as I was walking through the wetlands to work. It's been over a month of my presence being a daily occurrence through that area now and I notice the wildlife (particularly the moorhens and the birds I can't identify that look like GIANT moorhens) are getting very used to my presence. I'm a little weary around the giant moorhens, they look like they could do a lot of damage if they chose too. But they seem quite relaxed around me now and don't even bother moving away from the path when I walk through.

But as I cautiously walked past this giant moorhen who was cautiously watching me I had this realization. I've always been of the opinion that this world is not our (humans) and we are just tenants (albeit, poor ones...) on this Earth. But today that really hit home. We are so disconnected from Nature in our urbanized cities and towns that we really are just tourists in this world and should be humbled that we are able to be here. This worlds could go on living, probably thriving really without us humans if we were all to vanish. But without the world, there is no us. And even though I have always believed this, today I actually KNOW this. It hit me quite unexpectedly and I feel quite humbled.

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