A Pothering Dandy
You ever imagine a world of modern convenience? What about one without?
One where we got all we need at our finger tips, where we’ve mastered the grounds we walk on, and the peoples that inhabit it?
That sense of entitlement we get to things we think to have mastered?
But what of the elements?
The skies – heavens above that bring rains for supposed dominated lands. They too can deluge us and drive us to places undesirable.
The oceans – ataxian seas that do not bow before man or the devices that attempt to ferry across safely. They too can capsize us, leaving us to the mercy of frigid waters and monsters that dwell within the deep.
The volcanoes – delivering contained rage and earth blood to the lands surrounding it. They too can make new-lands while burning away old ones and drowning out the din of civilization with thunder, soot and ash.
Modern titans, feared by man for their unpredictability and propensity for destruction just as their capable of being gentle until disturbed by the triflings of children.
We think ourselves capable, we marvel at our accomplishments but there are things that one must be aware of in the grand picture of this planet we share.
When we think it’s going to end, we panic trying to save what little there is for ourselves – acting selfishly and without reason or concern for each other.
Then what do we have to say? It was an accident that we lost our composure when we had it so masterfully under control? I think not.
So instead of applauding modern amenity, applaud the nature we haven’t filled with concrete, glass, fiber optics cable and coffee. Appreciate the wild things that lurk in their rightful place and know that we share and share alike. Failure to do so robs of all the truly beautiful things.
Sit back, relax, and maybe this chaos we consistently induce will cease in time to admire the natural order of things. Heck maybe we might even live longer than the dinosaurs, and perhaps amongst stars with new life and more places to live but not destroy.