Thursday, March 1, 2012

the rain forest

Excerpt from the book Peter Matthiessen's Reader:

The rain forest communities are the oldest on earth, with hundreds of insect species specific to each of the many species of its trees. Almost half of the earth's living things, many as yet undiscovered, live in this green world that is shrinking fast to a small patch on the earth's surface. Man has already destroyed half of the rain forests, which disappear at an ever increasing speed, and a mostly unknown flora and fauna disappear with them. Therefore, at every opportunity, we explore the forest, and often I go out alone, for walking in solitude through the dim glades, immersed in silence, one learns a lot that cannot be learned in any other way.

Very true. Wonder how many have gone into depression?!


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