Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The other day I was talking to a camper. "Where are you from?" I asked. They said they were from somewhere, I forget where. But I do remember telling them that I had heard that area was very beautiful. They replied, "Oh, well... yes. But not like HERE!"

I wonder if beautiful landscapes are best appreciated only briefly?

The human species has an amazing ability to adapt. That adaptation has allowed us to inhabit a wide spectrum of environments. But that also means that humans adapt to good things too; we become used to the beauty that surrounds us if we don't change the view on a regular basis. It's true that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...because you've seen every yellow blade on this side!

Big Sur is beautiful and amazing. But so are swamps. And rolling hills. And fields of hay. Wherever I am I want to appreciate the beauty and moving on a regular basis is helping me to keep appreciating it.

1 comment:

  1. Boy are you right on people adapting. We live along the lake, see it everyday. Yes I think its gorgeous,even remind myself to take another look but I can go 50 to 100 mile down the road and see the same lake and say oh how pretty

    Huggs an luvs