I don’t make a big deal of it, but I think questions of spirit are questions of meaning, reason, and purpose, and, in this regard, natural science has spirit.
Love is hugely misunderstood, but closely related to harmony and balance, and grows from those things. I’ve created an audio file to bring to you some of the ideas and associations that came to me during this walk.
"A long time ago, before I can even remember, I saw a picture of a balloon-like animal conjectured to live in the atmosphere of Jupiter. That image caught my imagination, and stuck with me... and now I have
"And after a while we found ourselves on the racked and dusty, beat-up logging track, crested a hill and dropped our packs above to a briar-choked creek bed. We repacked, ate some food, and wondered
"Have you ever looked at something without seeing it, only later to find that you were looking at it all the time? Have you not suddenly 'seen' your keys or your cup of coffee after having scanned the room for the tenth time? How many times will we look into the dark night sky before we are able to see what's in front of us?..."