A rejuvenating article by druid Philip Carr-Gomm about reflective conversations over the internet exploring the nature of loneliness, and a discussion of how any despair that might arise from the loneliness that is not solitude can be alleviated by sitting under a tree and feel one’s soul heal, and connect with the Universe, and then soar into the infinite like the wild geese in this poem.
“Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
Mary Oliver (Excerpt from Wild Geese)
(Link Source: Brain Pickings)