I grew up in a rain forest. Actually in a rain forest park. I did not know anything more than the ocean, the trees and the sky then.
My eyes were the eyes of a wild child. I felt the wonder of being free. I belonged with nature and I felt her bond with every step. She was my friend. My one and only friend. I ran along white sandy beaches miles from anywhere alone and free.
Oh I lived on a small fjord surrounded by trees and mountains. There were no roads, the only way in and out was by boat up and down the blue canals and inlets. That is how one would get to "town".
There was no television or electricity. There was a lovely walk to the outhouse on the hill by the apple trees. The clothes were hung to dry in the salty wind.
The bells on the fish boats woke you each morning. The gulls calling out in excitement as they floated over the waves.
Life was very different for me then. And it is only now that I can truly see it. Now I am old and can understand why I long to be with my old friend nature again. It is with age that we begin to understand our own inner self and to be able to give that part of our self away. We become fearless to be our self.
My father was a simple fisherman. He fished the seas. We had nothing much in my time. I came from the dirt on that rocky shore and will go back to it.
I no longer care about feelings of shame or the embarrassment of being poor or from the bush. I no longer care about society or about how one should appear to be. Because I only want to be with nature. I don't want to impress humanity about who I should be as I only want to be me. I am wild. Just like a wild animal. I am part of the dirt, mud, moss, sand and earth and sky and I will go back to it. It is my real home.
In knowing where I came from gives me the value of who I am today. Inside of me there still is that child of the wilderness and in my dreams I still am dancing in the waves of some wild magical beach.
So that is my story of my childhood. I had nothing else to write about today. It is weird but hope you enjoyed it. I just write whatever I am thinking now. This took about five minutes time and is an easy way to form some text. This is me below in the slide taking the movie which is at the end of the blog.
And since I have nothing else prepared for this week I will just take you on a journey of discovery on Vancouver Island. I hope some day some of you will be able to travel and discover this island paradise where I have lived all my life. I hope one day many bloggers will journey here and witness my wild island dreams. And I want to meet you all.
I grew up near Vancouver Island Pacific Rim Park.
I found a great link on the Oasis Channel Website that has some nice photos and videos of Vancouver Island Pacific Rim Park. Pacific Rim Park.
We are at the letter "D" for Discovery. To discover my island and to discover our true self. What was your childhood like? If you were to see the child you were and talk to the child you were what would you say? How did your childhood shape your life? And now looking back on it all......how do you feel? Just random thoughts to ponder. It is all I have to give. Peace and have a wonderful day.
Please watch my video of a beach near where I grew up and for your added enjoyment I put music on it: The Mission by Ennio Morricone.
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Nature Notes Wednesday Thank you Michelle
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Wild Bird Wednesday Thank you Stewart
Some birds for the birders. These were at Long Beach.
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS!!