Those Who Have Hearts, Let Them See

Increasingly, I’m coming to believe that it is enough that the world IS. In that simple statement there is as much wonder as can be found in any theological or scientific formulation of its origins, and as profound a mystery as any koan or philosophical argument could either contain or express.

Grand Lake II

Sunrise over Grand Lake, Oklahoma

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Looking out on the North Sea, Holy Island, Northumberland, UK

Seeking a desert place...

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

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Mother Neff State Park, Texas

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Durst Bros. Farm, Bates County, Missouri

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Robbers Cave State Park, Oklahoma

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Linn County, Kansas

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West Point Cemetery, Bates County, Missouri

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Trimontium

The site of the Roman fort Trimontium, England

The road to Melrose

The road to Melrose (Scotland)

Cairngorms

Above Braemar, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Whatever be the lenses through which you view these scenes–whether it be as the work of an intelligent designer, or as the result of millennia of evolutionary progress and change–the one fact upon which we have no choice but to agree is that we all live here together, and together we stand or fall. There is no stronger bond. We are a family, we the human race, and we have a home for which it is our responsibility and privilege to care. It is a beautiful place, a home filled with never-ending surprise and delight, always one more trail to follow, or one more mountain to climb, just to see what awaits beyond. It is a monumental abode, filled with many rooms–many lands, many cultures, many histories–and if we know the secret of seeing, we will never tire of its offerings…

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