February 12, 2009
Giggles over comments
I went to a game reserve over the weekend, on our flash vacation down to the coast. It was amusing to find a guest book in the kitchen, and I had a bit of a giggle about one or two of the comments. One was that "it was too quiet, and the reserve should put in televisions".
This was so funny to me because why else would you go to a game reserve but to sit with nature and reconnect with the balance that exists between all living things? I might be wrong, but many go to these places so that they can get away from the city. What is the point if you're going to sit in the noise of your television! You might as well paint your walls with leaves and flowers and not appreciate the beauty around you, because you're living in a box anyway.
The silence in the reserve was so serene, and the sounds of the wildlife restful and reassuring. It's a humbling experience, because you realise that there is so much more to life than your work or your car or anything that you own.
Doesn't being with nature reconnect you with your deepest self? :)