"Though its belonging is still and sure, there is also a sense in which Nature is trapped in the one place. This must intensify the longing at the heart of Nature. The stillness of the stone is pure, but it also means that it can never move one inch from its thousand-year stand. . . . Think of your self and feel how you belong so deeply to the earth and how you are a tower of longing in which Nature rises up and comes to voice. We are the children of the clay, who have been released so that the earth may dance in the light."
Photo: My shadow at sunset in a landscape of rocky outcrops, Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Medicine Bow National Forest, WY, January 13, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.