The most recent time I had the felt experience of being a creature within nature was driving on the old country road to our home. Even in our rural neck of the woods, the coutnry is now being crisscrossed with wide straight fast roads that remove you from the experience of the land. But on this occasion I drove the old narrow slow way, the way that clings tightly to the real lay of the land, following each twist and turn, each hill and valley, you run with the creek and then suddenly soar up on the ridge. I know that road and driving it with the knowledge and experience of many years, I am there in the land.
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