I was raised to believe in a spirit world,
that life exists before earth and will continue
to exist afterward, that each human being,
bird and bulrush, along with all other
life forms had a spirit life before it came
to dwell physically on the earth.
Each occupied an assigned sphere of influence,
each had a place and a purpose.
It made sense to a child.
And if the natural world was assigned
spiritual values, then those days spent in
the wilderness were sacred.
We learned at an early age that
God can be found wherever you are,
Family worship was not just relegated
to Sunday in a chapel.
Terry Tempest Williams
American Author and Naturalist