My Chautauqua Path   3 comments

Bear Wollow (1 of 1)Colors blogBear Wallow Trail, Mt. Lemmon (October 21, 2014) — Image by kenne

Mountain trails have become

my Chautauqua path 

where nature is my teacher,

where I learn to see things 

in their immediate appearance (Beauty)

and the relationship to their 

underlying form (Science).

Each is a part of reality,

one more surface,

the other more effect. 

Nature teaches us to think

in a harmonious way

blending the two realities,

not separate one from the other.

To see them as a 

dichotomous vision

results in our reality

being incomplete, false.

To accept the false dichotomy is easy,

our choices are comfortable —

black or white.

Thought that blends the two  

often generates hostility from both sides. 

For many, we learn to live

with the hostility by listening to nature

through which we can practice

creative intercourse among peoples.

— kenne

3 responses to “My Chautauqua Path

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  1. There’s no place like Nature to get in touch with ourselves and the world around us. Great photo and poem!


  2. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    This morning we are headed up on Mt. Lemmon for more fall colors. Overnight we had very windy conditions with the same for today so that many leaves will be falling. — kenne


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