June 29, 2010

find your passion, pursuit it.

humans seem to have an emotional connection to nature. sitting in class this evening i could hear the thunder roar outside my dull existence in the classroom, and there was something altogether awesome about that. not in the new standard usage of awesome. but rather- "inspiring awe." the aesthetics of nature are a form of art. there is no reason to argue against that. it is fact. pay attention to the sun next time it is setting, wherever you are, and there is your proof. emily dozier is passionate about this connection, between humanity and nature. her life is dedicated to this passion, as she teaches outdoor education classes and leads trips at the dunn school in los olivos, california. her love of this realm of existence is fascinating and inspiring to me as her friend. that indeed is emily dozier- without limit pursuing her passion. finding art in nature.
per usual i asked "ed," emily dozier, several questions...  
q: do you believe nature is creative?
a: i believe the Creator of nature is very creative.

q: what is your favorite aspect of doing what you do?
a: the pure joy that I experience when i see students experience joy through nature.
q: wbat is the most beautiful/creative thing you've ever seen?
a: really? fine- hiking through evolution valley in the sierra's. i cam around a turn and one of my students stops and looks at the view in front of us, the hermit- mt. goethe. she looks at me and says: "oh my gosh. ed, that is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen." 

q: fun fact. go!
a: i taught you (ansleyhayden) to love cashews and to pop your toes. 
There is pleasure in the pathless woods,/There is a rapture on the lonely shore,/There is society, where none intrudes,/By the deep sea, and music in its roar:/I love not man the less, but Nature more,/From these our interviews, in which I steal/From all I may be, or have been before,/To mingle with the Universe, and feel/What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. Lord Byron

for more on the dunn school. go to: http://dunnschool.org

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." The Little Prince 
where there is love (and nature), there is art. 

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