Archive for July 23rd, 2011
Today’s photo was taken this morning from the south slopes just outside of Pritchard, British Columbia. I realise that the photo is a typical scene from the interior of British Columbia and doesn’t need much commentary other than the fact that it does record a statement of reality – water, air, earth, clouds, mountains, shadow and sunlight. But, there is more than what the eye can see, at least in terms of surface vision.
What isn’t seen is how the land is doing. The unusual weather patterns have been working here as well. Those engaged in farming here are used to irrigating their fields and to hot temperatures. Of course, this is from the perspective of what we expect because of what past patterns have taught us to expect. We lose the larger picture of what the patterns are in bigger spans of time. We also lose the perspective of how weather in one location is impacted by weather in other regions. We are seeing an earth trying to tell us something, talking to us about change, about the need for change.
Change isn’t about retreating to the way we did things better in the past because in truth we didn’t