Have you seen the documentary 'My Octopus Teacher'.

A man is broken by his work. He lives in Africa near the ocean. Broken, he decides to swim again like he used to as a kid. While there he reconnects with nature, an octopus befriends him. It was a long process but at one point when he goes to see the octopus, she swims up to him and envelops his chest in a greeting. For me that was such an incredibly profound moment. That creature which is wild trusts a human completely, it was remarkable to see.

We are not separate from nature, we are part of it.

We are apex predators and yet this gentle, vulnerable creature learns to trust the human. As a result, the human heals.

Being with nature in this intimate way not only healed him , it also reignited his passion of filming nature again.

We begin life in water, is it any wonder that the water made him whole again.

This is the incredible gift nature gives us. She asks nothing from us and gives us everything!

It is time we all stepped forward and give Mother Nature the love and respect she deserves.

For Earth Day, try to reconnect with nature. Plant a tree, tell the flower thank you, throw your trash in a garbage can. Turn down the dial on your thermostat or up if it's the AC. Plan your trip to the store to be more efficient.

Recycle.

Reduce.

Reuse.

Most importantly, sit quietly outside and watch the clouds and the birds.

Make your own connection to nature again.

Pay homage to the trees, the bugs, the plants, the birds, and of course the Octopus.

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For the love of my motherland🙏💙💛🇺🇦🕊️🇺🇸



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Our senses have been assaulted.

We've been inundated with politics, and everyone screaming at each other. The world has experienced extreme illness and loss with pandemic. As if that isn't enough the earth has experienced devastating fires and floods.

And then things change, the cycle of life shifts and continues.

Here in the NE Mother Nature is giving us respite from all these assaults. She is helping our senses to calm down, rest and recharge.

The mornings start with a gentle fog shrouding the rising sun, resting on top of the tree boughs, curling atop the pond. This gives us time to awaken and gently acclimate to a new day in a softer way. The drive to work is slower, peaceful and quiet.

Leaves fall, creating a song of their own. We actually need to sit still to hear it and it's so soothing.

All the colors are tonal. This too gives ease to the eyes and mind.

Respite from life, found in nature, found in the Colors of Fall.


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