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Call of the Wild

January 21, 2013

Today we were able to be still and listen to the sounds of Yellowstone. Not all sounds could be heard — some were the sounds of silence and reflection. As we traveled throughout Yellowstone we were introduced to many local experts who shared their time and knowledge with us. Before they left us they were asked to share their thoughts on this question: “What makes this place special to you?” Each person shared their personal reflection. At our closing meeting we shared our answers to this same question — we heard the words spiritual, sacred, magical, perspective, transient, and peaceful.

C.S. Lewis wrote:

While we are actually subjected to them, the ‘moods’ and ‘spirits’ of nature point no morals. Overwhelming gaiety, insupportable grandeur, somber dissolution are flying at you. Make what you can of them, if you must make anything at all. The only imperative that nature utters is ‘Look, Listen, Attend.’

As we venture out in the morning on our final glimpse of the magic that Yellowstone offers us, we are reminded of the song lyrics, “Day is breaking in my soul.” We will keep our hearts open to receive the final gift that is awaiting us.

Written by Dawn, Dianne, and Betsy

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