We speak about birth and death as if they are opposites; but the natural world shows us they are deeply connected, interrelated, reliant on one another.
Birth and death create the cycles we live in and among. I witness this reality most clearly when I physically spend time in the natural world.
While the stuff of our human society: education, culture, history, etc- are undeniably important as we grow, I find my truest freedom and most potent realizations
when I am immersed in the woods, the air, the sky. I feel my animal and spiritual connection there, which feeds my creations.