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.