The Wood, Weymouth, MA
And Isn’t It Wonderful?
Humans lost their connection to the world. Some fundamental link has all but totally disintegrated.
There was a time when man was no different from the creatures of the wood. We were exactly where we belonged, and we knew this to be true.
A tree or bush wasn’t just something to be chopped and carved to our liking, used to decorate our lawns in different patterns that all look the same.
There was a time when you could breathe deep…smell the wind. OXYGEN. The clear, God given air could fill your lungs without fumes from buildings, exhaust from pipes, or your cancer-loving neighbors secondhand smoke incessantly swirling in.
We could drink the water from the earth, and it was clean, reviving. It brought us life, not sewage and wastes. Not sugar. Not caffeine. No treatments necessary…
…it was clean. So were we.
And just to believe we created this thing called “progress”, we destroy all that is natural to replace it with something New. Because we humans are so smart, you see, we Adapt and become Advanced, more amazing day by day.
Now we dwell in roach infested apartments. Swim in chemically treated pools. Drive our air contaminating cars…what is progress, really?
We go to our toxic desk jobs that we describe as fulfilling careers to anyone who’ll listen, just so we can avoid what’s really meaningless work and scroll the twitter feed on our cell phones so we won’t notice as much, just how much, our lives are drained and sucked away. Day by endless boring day…But this is Happiness?
We all need xanax. A painkiller, or 3… 4?
This is the dream…even though we’re low key lost.
And when I sit and think of all this, How wonderful would life have been if we’d just stayed where we belonged?