There are some who can live without wild things

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And some who can not.

Count me as one of those people who can not live without wild things. I need the wild things as surely as I need food, one feeds my body and the other my spirit, passions and desires. I need the peace, solitude and the joy that all wild things give me to help soothe away the concerns, worries and stresses of everyday life.

I am never more comfortable in my own skin than I am when I am surrounded by wild things be they mountains, streams, lakes, forests, oceans, deserts or the wild inhabitants of the land, water or sky.

I am a part of the wild things even though my outsides might be adorned with the trappings of civilization my heartbeat still tells me I am wild.

I hope that the wild things will always be with us and that those who currently believe they don’t need wild things will come to realize that each of us do.


PS: I am heading out this morning to immerse myself in the wild. Please feel free to share this post.


  1. Elephant's Child September 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    We ALL need the wild things. Some of us just don’t realise it. Yet.

  2. Jolanta September 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I am a person who can not…

  3. Sarah Mayhew September 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Beautiful! And me too!

  4. Patty Chadwick September 7, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Mia…Mitakuye oyasin…all my relations, all my relatives, We are all related to all things in this great circle of life, I aknowledge that we are all one….have a great trip!

  5. Lois Bryan September 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

    beautifully expressed. and what a glorious image to illustrate your (and my!) feelings!!!!

  6. Ilze Long September 7, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Me too.

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