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The Powerful Majesty of Nature
Waking up early the other morning, I noticed the air outside was a hazy frosty white. I went to my car and took off to do some shopping. As I drove, I noticed that all the trees, all the branches, all the weeds, all the blades of grass were covered with a layer of snow and what appeared to be hoar frost. It was if millions of people had spent all nite flocking all the vegetation to the nth degree. Michelangelo and all the great masters together could not have created a grander masterpiece!
I thought to myself that taking a photograph would be a great way to capture the beauty of the moment, but then realized that no picture could even come close to doing justice to the gorgeous natural spectacle I was witnessing.
I continued to drive and marvel at what nature had wrought. It brought home even more the reality that man is puny and insignificant in comparison to the powerful majesty of nature. Yet man still has the arrogance and the ignorance to think that he can alter nature and the course it is on. How naive we are. Just as we could not have even come close to duplicating the beauty created this winter morning, we can not come close to bending nature to our will or do more than mildly irritate nature with our actions. In due course nature will take care of any issues created by man and continue on its way. The History Channel has a series called "Life After People" that shows what a world without humans might be like. It is eye opening and humbling!
Whether it is the muddy rains in California, the blizzards in the Northeast, the freezing cold in the Southeast, or the quiet beauty of that cold winter morning, nature will give us what she will. We can revel in what is given or resist futilely, it matters not. The power, the majesty will prevail.