Hail, oh Bravehearts
Riches and wealth. Beauty and majesty. The great land calls the people and with hope and skills they come. Oh glorious day, of sunshine and warmth, of bedazzling beauty as the meadows show off their colorful flowers and the trails entice us into the spectacular wonder of the great wild. This is our life now, to venture and wander, to fill our eyes and souls with the beauty of the Earth. The powerful planet, the life force of creation. Awe and wonder, the fabulous views unfold. Yet another meadow, yet another waterfall, yet another hill to climb, scene to photograph, animal tracks, and animal sightings, more and more of the great wild, more and more of the awesome land.
Our strength in numbers protects us as we pass. The delight of the wild lands inspires us and keeps us moving. More to see, more to do, so little time and yet so much to gain. The joy of this great wild place, where the unending view is the beauty of the Earth. Fabulous planet, with your majestic mountains, the lakes and wildlife, so abundant and thrilling. Another tumbling, unpolluted river. Another viewpoint with a sight of endless wonder. Lovely to behold. Our days journey is a quest for that unspoilt view, the treasure that we long for and the right that we demand for the preservation of this. No development, no interference, only the trail along the rolling hillside carved by the hand of the great Earth and the creation of this almighty one.
A place to breathe. Here is the domain of the planet. A place where those fortunate few travel to explore and to enjoy. The breath of the Earth is fragrant. It’s multitudes of flowers wave and nod to us, greeting us with dazzling color and spreading forth blankets of charming, beauty as the variety of color and species lines our path. This is the world that we care for, the world of the great wild, where the planet’s creations are protected. This is our home and we care for it deeply. Here is where the world is at peace, where we cast aside our worries and wander along the paths of fragrance, color and beauty to a destiny most wonderful. Again, we are not disappointed. The breathtaking wonder of this awe inspiring land fills us with joy. It’s marvelous.
Still that same old view, the view that explorers and adventurers chose to protect. The view that created a marvelous protected wilderness area. The view of the brilliant planet as it shows off its dazzling brilliance and welcomes us with awe and wonder. Here is God’s land, a land for only that creative force. A land that reminds us of the wonder of nature, the need to protect it. The bees, busy in their daily routine, the variety of plants seeking their hold in the soil, the outcroppings of rock and the rushing streams.
That same old view, that greeted the wandering spirit so many eons ago, has remained unchanged, just for us. Just for us, to stretch our legs in the vast eternity of the great planet. Just for us to share this vision, to keep it for us and to leave it untouched. Just for us, in our part of heaven, here in the great wild, of our great planet.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
July 23, 2016