The value of experience is not in seeing much but in seeing wisely.- Sir William Osler
“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives”-Native American Proverb
“Nature is so much bigger than people think.” -Craig Ratay
This is my dad. He told me this when we were sitting on a blanket at a folk music festival a while back. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but over the years, I’ve found myself repeating it to others. It seems so simple, but truly, the vastness of the Earth and its natural systems is too much for some people to comprehend.
On the other hand, our contribution as humans to this vastness needs desperately to be recognized. I guess it’s going to have to take some kind of reconciliation between the overwhelm of how big Nature really is, and how much we affect it on a large scale.
Whatever the case, happy birthday, Papa. Thanks for teaching me to think big.
“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” —Blaise Pascal
“In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it is unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature”- Mollie Beattie
“Choose only one master–Nature.” —Rembrandt