Prefer

via Daily Prompt: Prefer

I prefer this: (Photos mine: A breakaway before Jindalee, and a section of Jarrah Loop Walks, Bridgetown).

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To this: (Photo from Wiki Commons: Anshan City skyline)

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I know people need to live and work, but city living, though convenient for some things, is not for me. Give me the bush any day. I rejoice in the small house movement, and I rejoice in the rooftop gardens, vertical gardens, community gardens, but I still prefer the bush to the city. I wonder that we could have thought urban living differently if only we had valued nature above productivity and conquest.

I find peace and contentment in the bush, it’s where I feel most whole, but I feel busy and fragmented in the city. My experience of the bush is relational, I feel a part of it, and I know my dependence on it, I value the life of the bush which nurtures me, I don’t get that from the city.

Paul,

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Filed under bush walking, Country, life, nature

5 responses to “Prefer

  1. Concrete, steel and glass can’t feed the soul like Mother Nature.
    That’s Her specialty, after all.

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  2. Powerful contrasts, Paul, and such thoughtful insights about the relational, interdependent sense of life close to nature.

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