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Transcendent Moments

“Nature is imperfectly perfect, filled with loose parts and possibilities, with mud and dust, nettles and sky, transcendent hands-on moments and skinned knees.”
Last Child in the Woods, page 96

Once again I had a moment while reading this book. I know exactly what he is talking about when he says “transcendent hands-on moments”. I have had those moments. My kids have had those moments. They are still possible in this modern, technological world.

Whether it is standing on top of a giant granite dome or swimming under the crystal clear waters of the Hawaiian Islands, it is the same. It is a spark, a racing of the heart, a moment that lasts forever but not really.

Those moments are times that stick with you long after the physical experience.

1 thought on “Transcendent Moments

  1. I am reading the same book right now – slowly, thoughtfully.
    Your photos are very striking in this post!

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