Did you ever wish you had a carefree life?
One full of fun and play? I don’t think there is an animal that enjoys life through play as much as an otter.
When one thinks of it, gardening is a bit like play. It gives grownups an excuse to spend time in nature-based play. A way to interact with the environment, shape it to desire and need. A way to keep one feeling young, energetic and it helps strengthen mental health.
Some find the understanding of themselves through gardening by expanding their knowledge of the physical world. I never quite understood this deep developmental growth for adults, but some believe they have experienced enlightenment through gardening.
I do find the creative process based in play, inspiration a step to enlightenment though. I talked about play and the creative process here on GWGT before, but I think seeing it in nature really drives home the concept. Creativity in many artistic fields requires interaction between collaborators, and that is something taught in nature too.
I think these critters give a bit of infectious happiness to life. Who could not smile at their antics? Being happy just opens the mind to creative possibility.
On Nature and Wildlife Pics I am doing posts on Lessons of Nature, starting with things we can’t control. Follow along for Thursday Thoughts and add your own thoughts on how we learn from nature. I think it would be a very long and almost endless list. Other Thursday Thoughts:
- Thursday Thoughts on Nature
- Thursday Thoughts – The Water Dances
- Death of a Season – Thursday Thoughts
- Leaves Stuck in Nature’s Limbo – Thursday Thoughts
Why is it that a day of the week makes one think more deeply?