Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego.
His anxiety subsides.
His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation." - Jean Arp
Well, it's time to head out and hide out. My time in society has reached it's end once again. And I'm happy about it.
|The hounds aren't THIS fat thank goodness!|
I've planned walks with the hounds - they sure need it! A kind or wasteful hunter/neighbor left 2 deer carcasses (minus the heads and hides) on our property. We have told our neighbors that any unwanted deer parts would be welcomed and have told them where to dump them. It keeps our dogs happy and well fed. It also keeps the coyotes and wild hogs from having a buffet and then sticking around to see when more will arrive. It's a win-win situation for us. But with all the extra food the hounds have pooching bellies and are quite content to just lay around. Time to get them moving!
I'd like to tromp around the woods and see if our little foxes are still around. One came boldly and happily trotting down the hill the other day. Seemingly without a care in the world. It finally realized that at the bottom of the hill there were 7 dogs. Yikes! It ran like it was on fire. My dogs were no threat being too fat to run!
The extra precipitation this winter has kept our spring running. Last year we had to haul in water - not a major task, but considerably annoying. The water table getting back up to normal will also make our crayfish happy. During the drought this past summer I missed seeing their mud high rises in the fields.
Remember to enjoy the peace and silence when you can. It seems to be in short supply these days - even an old hermit can see that!