Live Amongst Nature

Do you ever think about our past…not your childhood, or experiences you endured, but mankind’s past? Nowadays, we live under a solid roof, walk over concrete slabs, we have the luxury of air conditioning to cool us from the sweltering heat; we’ve become so easily blasé about life. Don’t you feel that we’ve lost our past whilst in pursuit of embracing our future? Even if it’s true that you can’t move forwards if you keep looking backwards, similarly, it’s also true that you can’t build your future if you can’t understand your past. And to overlook our past, implies that we also forget how our ancestors learned to live amongst nature. We absorb ourselves in high-rise architecture and begin to disregard nature’s touch, which once was the very soul of our ancestor’s existence…

Live Amongst Nature

Summer Dream, by Rainer Mirau

When I look at Rainer Mirau’s (Baden, Austria) photograph, the reoccurring picture in my mind is how our ancestors might have learned to live amongst the beauty of nature with the simplest of life’s pleasures and how we keep ourselves distanced from those life pleasures. These can enrich not only our very soul but make our life so effortless to live. Whilst embracing material comforts, we ignore the humblest of life’s elements, which always will be part of our survival. To deny these will result in our own ordeal; agree? Share your thoughts…

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Photo of the Day | January 23 | Summer Dream, by Rainer Mirau

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