Watching my Dad and my dog walking around in the snow made me think of something.
My Dad, trying to defrost his car, was focused on getting to work on time, walking back and forth in an attempt to overcome this snowy environment.
My dog went crazy, running around this new white landscape, trying to understand all the new smells and what had caused this transformation in his garden.
Have we forgotten to take time to explore? To find pleasure in our new environment? When I was a kid, the second the first snowflake hit the ground I'd be bouncing around with excitement ready to play in the new terrain. Perhaps we should learn to consider our existing environment and appreciate it for wat it is rather than making our primary response to neutralise.