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  • Robert Frost took the road less travelled. Henry David Thoreau took a walk in the woods

  • and came out feeling taller than the trees. Me… I used to run.

  • I would run so far that when I looked back at my parents they had almost disappeared.

  • My dad would catch up to me with that face every child feared,

  • But for a moment, I was free.

  • Free to be me, in the woods beneath the trees,

  • surrounded 360 degrees by nature.

  • It is in our nature, to want to be wild. To get a closer look, let out our inner-child.

  • To feel wonder and excitement, to dream big and take aim.

  • We should accept this gift that is ours to claim.

  • We are animals, trapped inside cages we built for ourselves.

  • And instead of tearing them down, we keep putting up shelves.

  • But why? We should be exploring new lands; instead, we watch the world through a window

  • that we keep in our hands.

  • To see things for the first time. To see things as they are, and always have been.

  • To get lost, and still feel at home.

  • That is what it means: to be outdoors.

  • To get excited over little things. Never new, never old, available to all.

  • Like a child diving for coins at the bottom of a pool,

  • Reach for all that you can, in the short time that you have.

  • As, in the end, our lives are made of the moments we remember.

  • Like the moment you got caught in the rain, and didn’t go inside until it stopped.

  • Or the time you picked bright flowers and wore each petal till it dropped.

  • The moment you swam naked in the ocean, when no one was around,

  • Or the time you went above the clouds, yet never left the ground.

  • This world is beautiful, yet we take it for granted.

  • We wrap ourselves in cities where nature was once planted.

  • But the real world is untouched, and it’s just so much greater.

  • Don’t put off seeing it now, in the hope youll see it later.

  • It won’t always be here. It’s alive, needs looking after.

  • Climate change is an issue too often met with laughter.

  • By people, who choose money over life, over beauty.

  • Caring for the planet is not a choice, it’s our duty.

  • Because if we tear it all down, and don’t give it respect,

  • don’t preserve our resources, or do our best to protect,

  • it will come after us, down this same beaten track.

  • The hand that feeds, biting us right back.

  • To be outdoors is to be together. To be outdoors is to be interconnected with

  • everyone and everything. To be outdoors is to never be alone.

  • So be outdoors, and let it be known, you are here.

  • Don’t sit still. Pull at nature’s strings.

  • Make new discoveries. Learn new things.

  • Accept the journey, and carve this onto wood.

  • There is no getting anywhere without making the getting there good.

Robert Frost took the road less travelled. Henry David Thoreau took a walk in the woods

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A2 BEG UK outdoors nature child moment free free accept

In Our Nature

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