Living in big cities, being shuttled from air-conditioned car to air-conditioned building, constantly surrounded by comfort and entertainment, it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world.
Nature isn’t just all the green stuff and furry critters we can see the countryside, it’s the ground beneath our feet, it’s the sky we look up at, it’s every living thing on earth, ourselves included.
So dust off those hiking boots, grab a map and a compass and read on for 9 quotes about nature that’ll make you want to explore the wilderness.
If the beauty in nature, sunshine and freedom helped Anne Frank to endure what she endured then what on earth are we all whining about?
In a giant spider’s web, composed mostly from spiders’ web.
Wherever you are, you’re always home sweet home.
Birdsong, insects, animals, trees swaying in the breeze, nature is a heavenly chorus if only you stop to listen.
We all know things didn’t end well for Sylvia Plath but at least, in this moment, she was happy.
Go wild and see what you find.
Next time you see the snow come down and curse the world because you’ll have to clear your drive in the morning think of this quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass and of the snow putting the trees and fields to sleep. It may not melt your windscreen but it will surely melt your heart.
Taken from Bluebeard’s Egg, Atwood’s first published work, this quote is a reminder that we could all do with acting a little more like children from time to time. Get wet, get dry, get dirty, get clean.
I apologize for the f-bomb here but this quote is just so wonderful. We’re all just little flowers and tufts of grass growing up through the concrete, aren’t we?