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[F]ind some aspect of the world that intoxicates you, and then give yourself over to it. It could be a place, such as a glen or a marsh, or a species, such as elephants or whales. Whatever you decide, just give yourself to it. Doing so won't eliminate the sadness or the sense of loss; it may even increase it. But the vitality and the sense of communion will increase, too.

The global community is yearning for this deeper kind of experience. All of us—human beings and other species, too—just want to be seen. "Here we are!" we cry. "Notice us!" To notice one another is to perceive both the beauty and the terror, the awe and the incredible sadness.

Brian Swimme, "Experiencing Deep Time," The Sun, May 2001

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