Unlike the farm, wilderness reminds us life is bigger than our cultivated land. And if I were a betting man, I’d bet a hundred on the power of a wilderness experience to give you perspective. A mentor of mine spoke these profound words to me once: if life ever gets fuzzy and you find yourself loosing your way, simply go and stick your head in a rabbit’s hole.
I love the way Wendell Berry puts it:
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Came across this video we took on one of our adventures in Kentucky. Go find this place if you can: