Nature reminds me we are resilient

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Along Route 17 near Jefferson, Maine.

My heart aches as I see the constant destruction and death of our lands, animals, plants, and people. Nature continues to remind me that we are resilient.

It was heart breaking to wake up and hear the news of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. So I got in my car with my Golden Retriever pup James to take a little drive (still no hiking on my foot yet, but soon I hope). Away from the news we went listening to music and in search of time and space to reflect. To just be in the moment. To do something that I loved immediately because I did have today.

I do not own a television anymore, but I used to. I avidly listen to the radio and love the power of the internet. Even without a television I can be very overwhelmed by the ongoing reporting of the latest “breaking news,” social commentary, and posts across the web. It is not all bad. There have been some wonderful expressions of love, compassion, and sharing of thoughts on how to make the world a better place.

Whether good or bad sharing it has just been way too much for me to take in.

I have since listened with deliberate modification. I encourage you to consider it too. Try shutting off the television, turning off the radio, and unplugging from the news spreading across the web. Even if it is just a few hours take the time to step away.

This thought emerged for me while taking a walk in the woods: Through the best and worst of moments we are always learning, growing, and trying to make sense of the ever-changing world. Time does not stand still and we do not know how much time we have, but we have today. My heart aches as I see the constant destruction and death of our lands, animals, plants, and people. Nature continues to remind me that we are resilient.

Jlynn Frazier

About Jlynn Frazier

Hi, I’m Jlynn Frazier and I am wild for adventure! I work a “9 to 5” like many people do and I am passionate about spending as much time outside in nature as possible. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you through stories and photographs and I hope to spark your curiosities to explore and protect all of our natural resources.