I woke and lay there, my mind racing with my own thoughts. Thoughts of my future, thoughts of the day to day routines, how am I going to… (fill in with next project, next decision to make).
As I laid there, waiting for the urge to stop thinking and focus on sleep again (it’s a counting backwards thing–you know…100…99…98…97…) I heard the pack. Yip-yip-yip…coyotes. What was their cry and why? Not just one or two. A pack.
I am safe from these wild things. I take precautions. We are cool with each other, as long as we do not invade each other’s territory. And sometimes that happens.
While their yips caused me a slight jolt of fear, I was reminded of nature and her wild ways. Humans are at the top of the food chain. We think, we reason, we build, we take over. There is no room for nature, only humans. We create, we live, we want the wild. We tame the wild. We build our cities, we build our houses and our factories, and our warehouses to store all of the wonderful things we have made, so we can sell/share it with others.
But nature can take over anytime she wants. In our confidence as humans, we build things to last, for a little while, because we tend, now that we have the technology, to tear down and build more and better. Then the hurricane flies. The tornado winds swirl, the mosquito bites. Humans worry and wonder how will they make it through this natural disaster?
Oh, but nature is so beautiful. Wouldn’t it be nice to live here? Yes, it would be good. But you do have to live respectfully and naturally. There are wild things in this world that need respect.
Carefully, let us tread.