Mother Nature embraces the living and the dead!
I have had the pleasure of hiking and biking the trails in Acadia National Park this week. Yesterday, my husband and I made our way up Sargent South Ridge trail. It was a beautiful ascension up the mountain with stunning views along the way up to the top. What impressed me was the intermingling of fallen dead branches woven into the fabric of the earth’s surface. I have posted one of my favorite scenes of branches wrapped around pieces of pink granite. Mother Nature embraces death and destruction unlike what most of us do with death and dying. We have much to learn from the natural rhythms of the earth. Things die and instead of being separated from the living, they are absorbed in the surrounding terrain. Perhaps the spirit of our loved ones encircle us like the gnarled limbs of the fallen tree. Perhaps there is much the naked eye cannot see. What a comfort that would be if those gone before us are wrapped around us with love and attention.