reflections from a school writing assignment in 1966
|Continued from an earlier essay, "Nature As A Teacher":
I have realized, along my long and adventurous journey into Elderhood, Nature is always tickling our noggins with breezes, touching us from our finger tips to the tips of our toes, and treating us with delicious tastes and teasing us with fragrances.
Many cultures pay respect to Nature and the bountiful gifts she has to offer: for sustaining life; appreciating, protecting, and preserving her gifts; acknowledging the Her abilities to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The breath and heart of us all is one spectacular package; Earth and all of its environment, plant and animal life, and the pure enjoyment of Nature's picturesque images and sweet aromas.
For all those gifts that Nature has to offer us, I give thanks. I celebrate.
May you sing her songs,
dance her dances,
learn her lessons,
and keep her circle strong.
Susan J. Welker
May Day, 2018