Is nature really something that we can come in close contact with? Although it is suggested by John Hanson Mitchell, as he says that Henry Thoreau had achieved contact, I would have to differ in a more spiritual sense. As far as coexisting with nature, yes we can accomplish such a task. We are fully capable, or at least if forced, people could once again go back in time and live like the goat man. Thoreau suggested that he had found the source, the place where all of nature poured out into the suburbs and into our backyards. I personally believe that we are in the world but not of the world. Mitchell is searching for the ultimate answer in a forest of trees, mountains, and wild raging rivers. The answer for me does not lie in such a place. He is searching for the feeling of complete understanding and oneness, an emotion that can only be truly achieved when I stand by my savior's side. That is my source of nature when the creator is in harmony with my soul.