Return to Awe

In hermeneutics, there is the idea of the “first naiveté.” This is when you first encounter something and take it at face value. This is often an awe inspiring time. Encountering the ocean for the first time. Snow. Love. Over time, we become used to the initial awe that we felt and begin to examine…

Today is Earth Day …

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage © 2015, photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by…