We have desecrated what is sacred and there is an urgent need for all of us to do our part to restore the land.
And if that seems like a monumental task, then he says, lets start at least with the ground where we stand and where we rest our hat.
As this turbulent week filled with the mean spirited antics of selfish politicians played out, watching this interview with legends like Bill Moyers and Wendell Berry gave me hope.
The Peace of Wild Things
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.
Here is the interview: