June 18, 2004
Seeing a Fox
Today I was riding my bike into work along the river. There were a lot of cyclists out this morning. There is one spot along the trail where the grass widens out in front of the woods. There standing in the grass was a beautiful fox. Iím lucky that I didnít crash. I had to stop and admire the fox. It was the highlight of my ride. It is not often that we get to see these creatures up-close. Our society and theirs donít usually mix.
We have come a long way in technology and convenience in our society but it often means isolation from nature and the elements. We drive in our cars with the air conditioner running to shield us from the heat and humidity. We close up our homes in the winter and summer to shield us from the cold and heat. We build fences around our yards to shield us from neighbors, and walls and gates around our communities to shield us from the rif-raf. We can isolate ourselves for convenience and comfort but when we do we often miss out on a major portion of life around us.
I think I am very fortunate to have seen the fox today and I learned that itís easy to take for granted and forget about everything, and everyone we have shut out or set aside in our society. When we come face to face with it though, itís a good reminder that we are not alone and that we are all part of the whole.
Posted by carl1236 at June 18, 2004 7:20 PM | Love your Neighbor
burn in hell you freak.
Posted by: max corrigan at June 24, 2005 7:09 PM
As long as we are burning together it's not hell anymore is it?
Posted by: John at June 24, 2005 11:06 PM
That's right ^^
Posted by: Mudpuppy at October 19, 2005 7:50 PM
That's right ^^
Posted by: Mudpuppy at October 19, 2005 7:51 PM