Ever since I read this post by Orlando Soria, his images of Yosemite have been haunting me.
Now, more than ever, I think it is crucial that human beings not lose sight of the wildness of things, of the true nature of creation and the divine. When one looks at the night sky, far from the city lights, it is impossible not to see a perfect design, and to realize one's own insignificance when faced with the vastness of all that exists.
We shield ourselves from this reality behind glass skyscrapers and freeways. Yet, we are just as vulnerable as human beings every were. Perhaps, more so, because we have forgotten how to survive without cozy homes and the convenience of a car, how to catch our food with our bare hands. I don't want to forget this, my vulnerability. I don't want my children to be ignorant of it. As often as we can, as they grow, I hope we are able to remind ourselves by visiting these incredible outposts, in person.