Beauty Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson

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With the warmth of the sun shining across my face, I began to take in the peace and enjoy the short-lived moment of serenity that settled in me. Birds singing and leaves rustling against each other brought up emotions that have been locked up inside my soul for as long as I can remember. Laying on top of a soft blanket and feeling the dampness of the moist grass, I closed my eyes and started to think of why I see so little of the beauty nature has given us. It is so difficult to find the time and place to appreciate what the world once offered. Instead of preserving and cultivating our world, we have desolated every tree and bush around us with our own bare hands. There I sat, on top of that soft blanket for a long yet brief hour and a half, and wondered why we have come to this point in life. Why is nobody doing anything to help? And why am I sitting here, doing nothing to help, just like everybody else? I sat there, contemplating, until I realized that I am not doing nothing to help; I am someone who is just making a small step forward in life, making a small change in the world. Starting with just one person shows hope in resolving this problem, and from that, overtime, it will make a greater difference in not only my life, but everyone else’s. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s excerpt, Nature, he stated, ”I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.” Me becoming part of

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