Nature Accepts Everyone

When I came across this excerpt in Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, I knew I wanted to share it today.  It’s from the daughter of a friend of Louv’s, and she is reminiscing about building and spending time in tree houses as a child and teen.  With so much buzz in the media about body image, fat-shaming, and photoshopping I found this passage particularly relevant.

“The quiet wisdom of Nature does not try to mislead you like the landscape of the city does, with billboards and ads everywhere.  It doesn’t make you feel like you have to conform to any image.  It’s just there, and it accepts everyone.”

~Erin Lau

My teenage daughter-- being herself-- on top of Pothole Dome, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park 2013.

My teenage daughter– being herself– on top of Pothole Dome, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park 2013.

Originally posted on January 19, 2014 by Ginger.

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