It is not a place to visit, a mythical green other world, located out in the country.
In the same way this statuesque pylon is not artificial nor alien. It too is made of star stuff and is participative with its own immediate environment.
Does it not mimic the form of the buttressed oaks and poplars which it dwarfs with its gargantuan ferric presence.
Even the crackling hum of electricity is another manifestation of universal energy.
That we are responsible for a great dying is undeniable, but our willing participation in this ecocidal mania is in large part a consequence of the belief that we are separate from it.
We are not a plague upon the earth but a sapient species lost and frightened searching for what we already have.
Looking at this tableau one is filled with awe and flowing from that awe is respect. From this respect and understanding comes the desire to protect and cherish.
It all starts with simple awe.
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