Cultivating a sense of wonder
for more fulfillment.

“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” –Anais Nin

A month after a forest fire in Summit County, Colorado, I hiked this trail. Slurry still stained the stumps and ground. Many of the burned trees had been chainsawed and cut into chunks. Yet as I walked through this wasteland, I saw signs of life. Small green stems pushing through carbonized debris, ants with an urgency rebuilding their area, and then this abbreviated message. I pictured a small child writing with ash, and the sweet smile on their face as they crouched down low. A mom or dad calling from down the path for them to hurry up. I just wish I could say hello back.

Ann Newman

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