Nature Deficit Disorder

Take humans from nature
and their hearts will break

   It was a gloomy day and hauntingly silent. People seemed tense. Drivers appeared rushed and frustrated. Pedestrians looked grumpy as they grumbled about global affairs walking through the farmers market. Departing carefully, I made a beeline for the woods. 


   On my way up the trail chubby bumble bees hovered like mini helicopters from petal to petal on juicy succulent blooms. Butterflies cast glittering magic dust all about dancing in the gentle breeze, as wee hummingbirds and flower buds kissed. Hawks circled above and the sky looked delicious enough to drink. As always nature was enjoying her ever present celebration. 

  What a great day!

A few other friends



   In Richard Louv’s book, LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS, he describes human maladies as NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER, claiming all we need for good health and happy emotions is time in nature each day. Nature is our connection with Source. Without this most important outlet the whole world often seems unbearable.

The more time we live in nature the more we see the world as nature does, and life takes on a whole new meaning.

May the world be renewed by our true nature

May 2017 Ehsida

“I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

Vincent Willem van Gogh