Having cycled over 200km this weekend, much of it in glorious countryside, it really makes you appreciate the beauty of nature.
It also lets you see how human beings have stamped their mark on the natural order of things.
To be fair, if they didn’t, I wouldn’t have anywhere to ride my road bike, but there are times when we seem to ignore the natural flow of nature, and plough a furrow straight through the middle of it.
Every single thing in existence is worthy of supreme reverence. Nature is not something for human beings to exploit as they see fit, solely for their own interests.
Both nature and humanity are part – and at the same time complete expressions -of the life of the universe. To destroy the natural world is to destroy human life.