With our feet firmly rooted in the messy muck that is life, and our eyes turned wistfully up to the firmament yearning for the promises of paradise, we habitually drag ourselves through the calendar with scant regard for the serendipitous offerings that generously pepper the middle latitudes ensconced between the banal tasks of daily reality and the friable dreams of fantasy. The bridge connecting these disparate landscapes affords us the best of all possible views.
From this vantage point we can see clearly the vital importance of maintaining an intimate relationship with the natural world, as well as acknowledging the myriad of advantages bequeathed to us by modernity. Both spheres are of utmost importance in guiding humanity’s long, difficult quest to create a world that is sustainable, equitable and respectful to all sentient creatures. From this bridge it is readily apparent that these paradigms must resolve their conflicts – to find a way to come together in a symbiotic congress.