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  1. I woke up this morning wishing I had time to write. I have my favorite twelve-step meeting to go to and an appointment to get the tattoo I’ve been imagining for two years.

    Despite the fact that these are things I want to do, what I WANT to do is take photos of my little Mediterranean garden in the desert and post them in an LJ gallery for you to see.

    What makes me wish I had more time to write is that this post of yours is incredibly beautiful. You’re writing is transportive. I’m there in the Appalachians at the river’s edge, holding rock smoothed by eons of cool clear water.

    Part of it is that I’ve walked those paths as a younger man. I’ve spent many days of my life on the AT and its side trails and I miss deciduous trees and the loamy floor they create. Your writing makes me smell the compost that is the forest floor and feel the carpet as I walk the trail.

    Thank you.

  2. It is unfortunate what we take for granted on a daily basis. The number of opportunities to appreciate beauty around us far outweigh the number of tasks to which we commit ourselves each day. If we devoted ourselves with the same fervor to witnessing with wide-open eyes the world around us, imagine how much richer our lives would be. Your post reminds me a bit of R.W. Emerson’s Walden. He had such a gift for true sight.

  3. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I’m honored to share my Appalachian Ecosystem Experience with you. I’d like to see that Mediterranean garden soon! Get busy with that camera!

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