Sunday, May 25, 2008
Call of the Wild
It's been such a cool rainy spring that I'm shocked to realize summer solstice is just around the corner. When did that happen?
Ordinarily most of my attention is focused on the season and the weather. This spring I've been so preoccupied with changing my work situation that my love affair with nature has had to take a back seat to my professional machinations. For heaven's sake, or as my friend Sharon Austin would say, it ain't right.
Just this week I shifted into second gear at Quiet Waters. I'm feeling more at home, beginning to congeal around brand new habits and routines. So maybe now I can get back to conversing with the natural world again. I'd better! I read yesterday that someone has coined the term "Nature Deficit Disorder" to describe the ennui and depression children suffer from when they don't spend enough time outside.
Small chance, actually, that anyone on Capitol Hill in Washington DC suffers from NDD, especially in late May. Who can resist the allure of this beautiful place at this perfect time of year? I can't. I'm outta here for a nice walk before work. Oh yeah!!