Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photo of the day: Turnoff to Tatoosh Peak

I always love the juxtaposition of human construction with wild nature. The things made by human brains are so often geometric and regular in shape, while nature is relentlessly random and rough around the edges. The longer something human-made remains in the wilderness, of course, the wilder it gets, roughening around the edges and weathering back into something that is once more part of nature.

I think that's true of humans themselves, too. We are essentially part of wild nature ourselves, as much as we try to pretend otherwise, and it's worth spending time in the wilderness to restore a little bit of the rough edges that blur the sharp lines we like to create between us and our essential nature.

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