"AND THEY WERE BOTH NAKED, THE MAN AND HIS WIFE, AND WERE NOT ASHAMED."

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My Journey In Naturism, My Journey within Myself


Why am I a naturist? How did I become a naturist?  When was the first time I was nude at a beach or a club?  It’s hard to answer these questions.  Much of it is lost in the fog of time, or was so natural that it’s like being asked when did I first notice the sky was blue.
As far as I can recall, I’ve always been fascinated by nudity.  As a child I thought it was strange that people wore clothing.  I didn’t like wearing shoes, preferring to walk home from school barefoot.  I could recall finding my dad’s stash of Playboy magazines, looking at the pictures of the nude women, I was neither titillated or repulsed.  The nudity of those naked women seemed normal, beautiful, the most beautiful thing I ever seen.
As a teen I was drawn to being nude.  We lived on a dark cul-de-sac with no street lamps.  I remembered taking off my clothes and walking around nude.  I remembered one time riding my bike up and down my street with no clothes on.  I lived not to far from the local high school which had a pool.  Many kids would sneak down there on hot summer nights, hop the fence, and skinny dip.  I remembered one hot night sneaking out of my room, walking barefoot to the school, hopping the fence, and swimming naked.  I could remember the thrill and the freedom swimming nude in a normally clothed pool.
I also skinny dipped at friend’s swimming pools.  I remember one time being invited to go swimming at a friend’s house.  I conveniently forgot my swim trunks and my friend without batting an eye said I could swim nude.  There was nothing sexual about it, just two friends swimming.  He in swim trunks, me nude.  Then his mother came home early.  In a fearful state I got out of the pool and ran towards my pile of clothes.  “Don’t worry,” my friend said, “my mom doesn’t care.”  Sheepishly, I walked back towards the pool.  Through the sliding glass door, I saw a woman carrying a bag of groceries.  She saw me and waved.  I waved back.  It was the late 1970s and people had a different attitude towards nudity back then.  Harmless skinny dipping. If that happened today there would have been a freak out and a call to parents or worse.
My activities more or less continued in the same vane without much thought or label.  One night I remembered seeing a program on San Diego’s Black’s Beach.  Black’s Beach is a nude beach.  The reporter was interviewing a hippie type guy with a long blonde mustache and a wide smile.  The headshot cut away showing that he was nude, bare buttocks facing the camera.  The interview was satirical, made to make the naked man into something of a loon.  I can’t recall what the naked man said exactly in the interview, but I remember words like “freedom” and “there is nothing wrong with what I’m doing.”   Terms like nudist or naturism weren’t mentioned in the interview.  As the program ended, I wished I could be that guy on the beach.
A few years later I saw an episode of “Hour Magazine” with Gary Collins.  He was interviewing a young man who was a firemen and a teenager.  They were both members of the “Treehouse Fun Ranch” a nudist club.  “Nudist” that’s where I heard it, nudist.  The teenager was a female with curly hair and appeared nervous.  She was talking about how she became a nudist.  Her family took her to the club and she wasn’t keen about being nude. However, the pool required the swimmers to be nude otherwise you couldn’t swim.  She started swimming nude and slowly was nude more often and took to the lifestyle.  I was a nudist.  There were people like me.  There were people who liked being nude.  There was no internet back then, no way to research nudism or connect with other nudists.  But I was a nudist.  I didn’t know the “hows” or “whats” but all I knew was that there were people like me out there.  I wasn’t alone.
I couldn’t find any information on nudism.  Just what dictionaries and encyclopedias defined in the library.  In my early twenties, I was reading “Outdoor Magazine” and there was an ad for the “Naturist Society
.”  The ad was promoting “naturism.”  Naturism?  The ad was spoke about the benefits of nude recreation.  The ad had an address in which you could write for more information.  So I wrote the Naturist Society and asked for more information.  A few weeks later an informational pamphlet came.  Also around that time, I found a copy of Lee Baxandall’s “World Guide to Nude Beaches & Resorts” in a local bookstore.  With a little embarrassment, I paid for the book and left the bookstore.
My mind was blown.  The book was full of nude photos all ages and all genders.   But was the most compelling was the information of what naturism was.  The guide spelled out what naturism was and wasn’t, rules of etiquette, and places to get nude.  I read the guide cover to cover.  It was like a bible to nude recreation.  I scrolled to my State, California, and was happy that were were a lot of nude beaches and resorts.  I found the entry on Black’s Beach in San Diego and decided that was the place to start.  Black’s Beach was two hours away, but it felt like the other side of the moon.  How would I get there?   I had a car but had never driven that far.  But I decided it was the best place to try going nude in public.
In the early summer of the 1990s, the exact date lost in time, I drove the “long” trip to San Diego.  In my part of California, it was sunny, but as I drove closer to San Diego, the weather turned overcast.  The windshield of my car became wet with mist. My first day nude in the sun was in jeopardy. Compounded later by becoming lost when I got closer to the beach.  These where the days before GPS or Google Maps.  AlI I had was a Thomas Guide Map book and the “World Guide to Nude Beaches & Resorts” to guide my way.
The guide said to look for the sign that said “Glider Point.”  I finally found the parking lot near the beach at around 11am.  The parking lot was a dirt lot near the University of San Diego.  The weather was still overcast, but the sun started to peek out.  I could see why this was the place for a nude beach.  The trail was treacherous, steep, and carved out of the side of a cliff, the trail was maintained by a group of volunteers “The Black Beach Bares.”  I got my towel and things and started the long climb down.  I didn’t wear shoes, and that was a mistake, because by the end of the day my feet were cut up.
The zig-zag trail was narrow in some parts and had stairs in some parts.  The color of the cliff was a red adobe studded by rocks.  The end of the trail opened to a wide view of the ocean.  The smell of the ocean the crashing of the waves.  I saw no one.  There was a jogger running along the shore, but no one else.  I thought I was in the wrong place.
I walked closer to the shore, looking out at the ocean with my feet being lapped by the waves.  Then I saw them, a man and a woman laying on a towel facing the ocean, near the cliffs.  Both were nude.  I was in the right place.
I walked a bit and found a place that looked okay.  Not too far from some volleyball nets.  I set out my towel and sat there, which felt like forever.  Wearing jeans and a t-shirt.  The weather was still overcast but warm.  After a while I got up my courage and stood up, took off my shirt and slid off my jeans.  I prepared by not wearing underwear.  I put sunscreen on even though it was cloudy, I didn’t want to get a sunburn.  I immediately laid on my stomach with my head facing the ocean.  My pulse was quick and I thought to myself “I’m really doing this.”
As it got past noon, more people began to populate the beach.  I got enough courage to lay on by back.  Contrary to popular myths, newbies males don’t always get erections.  You’re too nervous and scared for that to happen.
I was on my back when I heard the crunching of sand nearby.  I looked up and saw three people.  Two young women and a large man.  They were 30 feet away from me. They put down their stuff and immediately the two women took off their clothes while the male stayed clothed.  The two women ran towards the ocean and dove in.  The male started to dig a hole in the sand, and later in the day the hole was large enough to in lay in.
After their dip, the two ran back to their towels, and dried off.  Their eyes were red because of the salt water.  What was most interesting about the trio was that the male wasn’t excited by their nudity, he was non-plussed.  It was my first encounter with a person (another male) who didn’t view female nudity as something to get excited about or concerned about.  The two females then laid down and later fell asleep.
I got up the courage and got up and walked to the water.  It an odd but pleasant feeling to feel the breeze on my body.  It was also odd to be totally naked for anyone to see.  I waded waist high into the water, the water was cold and grey.  I didn’t swim.
There was more people on the beach now.  Not too far from me, a father and his toddler son set up their towels.  The father removed his clothes and the clothes of his son.  The son was happy and began to run around.  A tall dark man with long braids set up and began to do what appeared to be yoga.
I was there an hour and already “this” began to feel normal.  It was just like being on a clothes beach except no one was wearing clothes.
The two females woke up and started smoking cigarettes.  I went up to them and asked for a cigarette.  I just quit smoking a month ago but this was my “in” to talk to someone.  I was met with a smile and given a cigarette.  I offered them some bottled water but they declined.  I was dumbstruck.  If a naked man came up to you, a stranger, would you react the same?  Back then Black’s Beach was more of a mix of people, more hippie-ish.  Back then you could strike up a conversation with someone and have it not mean anything.
It was getting late, late as in near 3pm.  Even though I was naive on long driving trips, I knew it would be a longer drive if I didn’t leave now, rush hour traffic is a nightmare in Southern California.
I packed up my stuff, but I didn’t put on any clothes, I walked the whole way back to the foot of the trail nude.  As I walked along the shore, a clothes couple walked past me holding hands, they had nervous looks on their faces as they past me.
I reached the foot of the trail, put my jeans on, and my shirt.
The trail was a hard climb.  I was out of breath and dripping with sweat as I reached the top of the cliff.  I stood there looking down at the beach.  I felt different, I felt changed.  Something meaningful just happened.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The ReTreat

We just received this email from "
" I'm sorry to be sending you this email but I wanted to let you know that The ReTreat is closing.  We will not be opening this year.  Thank you for your support.  Lee/cindi "

We are not sure why they have had to close but are working on finding out why and if there is anything we can do to help.















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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Book of Romans

The Book of Romans
The Bible used is the New Living Translation.
                                               All verses in Blue letters.
The book of Romans, which was written by the Apostle Paul, was obviously written to the Roman Christians. They were for the most part, Gentiles, though there were some Jews. The Romans knew of the Jewish laws, or at least they were aware of them. Paul starts out talking about the Jewish laws, going over the advantages and disadvantages, but never commanding the gentiles to keep them.
The point here in the first three chapters is that sin affects everyone, even the "law obeying" Jews. The law only showed humanity what sin was, but never did anything about it. Keeping the law only reminded them that they were sinners, but did nothing more. Romans 3:19-20 says "Obviously, the law applies to those whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses and to bring the entire world into judgment before God. For no one can ever be made right in God's sight by doing what his law commands. For the more we know Gods law, the clearer it becomes that we aren't obeying it."
Christ took our place in death, so we might have life as it says in Romans 3:21-23, "But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight-not by obeying the law but by the way promised in the Scriptures long ago. We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned, and fall short of God's glorious standard."
Romans 3:25 reveals that we are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us.
We pick up in Romans 5:1-2 ".... So therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory."
As a result, we became friends with the Father because of what Jesus has done. We find joy in him now, and not condemnation. If by Jesus' death, we become friends of God, then by his life and resurrection, we can look forward to eternal life with the Father.
There is a difference between Adam and Jesus the Christ. When Adam sinned, (Romans 3:12) sin entered the entire human race. When Jesus died, he removed sin for those who would believe in him. He died in place of humanity, thus fulfilling the law of death for sin. Jesus said, "I came not to destroy the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill". How did He fulfill it? First He lived a perfect, sinless life, then He died for our sins.
Does that mean we can sin because there is no law? No, of course not. The law was written because of sin. We shouldn't go back to sin, for if we did, we would have to go back to the law to remind us of sin, which of course, leads to death. But since we died to sin, then how can we go back?
Romans 6:11-12 "So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Jesus Christ. Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires."
Read that again! What does that mean?
As a Christian, I came to believe that the old laws were there to teach us about sin. Now that the old laws are not for us today, what law do we live by? Jesus provides the law for us to live by in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. The foundation of the law for our lives is the law of Love. By love, you wouldn't hurt, steal, lust, kill or do anything that would destroy, maim, or hurt your neighbor. We do not need laws to tell us not to do these things. Living by the law of love should be enough. In fact, we wouldn't even think of these things. Lust is not even in the picture. When we lust, we desire something and then we steal, take, kill, etc. Did Jesus lust? No! Why? Because He lived by the law of love. Love God with all of your heart, your mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.
If we allow ourselves to believe that clothing will help us to stop lust, or that the lack of clothing causes lust, then we will allow sin to control our lives. Romans 6:13 tells us that we should not allow any part of our bodies to become a tool of wickedness, or to be used for sinning. If that is the case, then when we wear clothes to cover our bodies in shame and treat the body as sin (and "tool of wickedness"), are we not allowing the lusts and sins of our bodies to control us, instead of using the body for the glory of God as commanded?
Romans 6:13-14 "...Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.
Sin is no longer your master, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin. Instead, you are free by God's grace."
We have been subjected to the "law of clothing" (not that God has one) as an attempt to resist sin. Since we are freed from sin and no longer enslaved by the sins of the world, then why should we use the world's "cover" for sin? Christ has eradicated sin. He took it away. We have been given a commandment to glorify God with our whole body! Not hide it away as if it were sin itself! God didn't create our bodies for that! Lust is not an option for a Christian, therefore, our body, which is to glorify God, cannot be lust for a Christian.
Since the law is to remind us of sin, and Christ took away our sins, then why are we still living as if we were under the law by wearing clothing to control our sins? Clothing cannot control our sins! Clothing is a man made by-product of sin. Why are we still depending on the very thing that was a by-product of sin to control sin?
It seems to me that clothing then is a reminder of our sins pretty much the same way as the law is a reminder of our sins.
Romans 7:4 "...The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you died with Christ on the cross."
The law itself was never evil. It only reminded us of evil and sin until the Christ came and cleansed us from sin. The law itself did not cause sin, but our sin took advantage of the law and kept us in death. Think about it! Now replace the word "law" with "clothing". [Clothing]  itself was never evil. It only reminded us of evil and sin until the Christ came and cleansed us from sin. [Clothing] itself did not cause sin, but our sin took advantage of [clothing]  and kept us in death. 
In this light "clothing" would remind you of the sacrificial¹ skin that was laid on Adam and Eve as clothing. It reminded them of their sins. It takes away the power of Jesus and his sacrificial blood. Romans 8:1-2 "So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death."
Are we still slaves to sin? Have you ever noticed how people are enslaved by what they wear? It's as if clothing is still controlling our lives today. Even our attitude towards others is defined by what is worn. I get more "Hello sir!" and "Are you the manager of this store, sir?" ... this sir and that sir... when I'm wearing a suit than when wearing jeans. Yet, I am the very same person either way. In fact, I am still the same person when wearing nothing at all. I can still do the exact same thing nude as I can while wearing clothing.
There are some that believe they should "condemn us to hell" for going nude. That is not the job of a Christian. Christians were not commanded to go out and condemn people to hell! They were commanded to preach the gospel, or good news, to the world. To baptize and teach all nations (Mathew 28:19). Then why are we being "condemned to hell" by some Christians? Especially for a law that doesn't even exist in the bible?
Clothing came into existence because of sin; a by-product of sin. Since Christ has overcome sin, we are now restored to the existence that Adam originally enjoyed in the beginning. Can we still sin? Do we still sin? Unfortunately Yes. Even Paul says that he has trouble doing what he should and still do what he does not want to do. But instead of running away and hiding behind bushes and fig leaves (clothing) as Adam did, we run to the Father and cry out "Abba, Father" and ask for forgiveness in Christ.
How can we condemn each other? Why should we want to? Wouldn't it accomplish much more to encourage each other to avoid sin by drawing closer to Jesus?
Since we are all guilty of sin, we should go to the Father in the name of Jesus. Then we should overcome lustful desires and not depend on anything except Christ to avoid sin. Are we lazy? Are we going to depend on our clothes to overcome our lusts for us? God made our bodies this way and said it was very good. How can we point to our bodies and say it is evil?
Romans 12:1-2 "And so, dear Christian friends, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is."
"Changing the way we think". Is it our sinful thoughts, instead of what someone may or may not wear, that could be the problem here? Could be! Do we really want to copy the behavior and customs of the world by wearing clothing or thinking of the human body as they do? How do they think about the body? They think lustfully. How should we as Christians think about it? As Gods holy temple, and as something to glorify our God with. If we clothe and hide our bodies as something sinful, then we are conforming to the world's standard of thinking, which is sinful. If we remove those coverings and decide in our hearts and minds (change the way we think) that the body is not only good (as God originally said) but is now considered as a temple for God, then we would praise God in those bodies, as we would in a temple, not condemn it.
Referring back to people who condemn some churches for worshiping nude, we need to go to Romans 12:12-14 where we are given commands to "do good to those who persecute us." God is the one who gives vengeance. I would advice those who persecute Christian nudists, to allow God to take vengeance on them (if that is what God wants to do). Romans 12:19-21, "Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, 'I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,' says the Lord. Instead, do what the Scriptures say: 'If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you.' Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good." Again, it is not our job as Christians to curse or to shut anyone down. It is our job to pray for others whether they pray for us or not. If we spend our time praying for each other rather than persecuting and accusing each other of sin, then we would be helping each other draw close to God and we would all benefit.  
It is possible that the nude Christians may be called "the weak in faith" by those who think nudity is sinful. Romans 14:1 says "Accept Christians who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong." That goes for the other way around too. It is our responsibility to continue to pray and serve our non-naturist pastors and Christians. If we as naturists set the right example, they would have nothing to accuse us of.
The problem is that many will accuse us of doing more than just being nude. Lust is their primary concern, as if being nude is the only way to lust. What they forget is, lust comes in many forms and is disguised by the "clothing" it wears. (Ironic isn't it?) Food can be lusted after. Since food can be used for fellowship, and is needed for survival, those who abuse food fail to see the problem. And of course, we all love to go to those "All you can eat" restaurants right after church where gluttony is very common. In some minds one lust is a sin, while another lust is not. Even though Jesus and all of Israel used alcohol in not only their daily lives, but in worship as well, it is still considered as a sin today because of the possibility of drunkenness. True, drunkenness is a sin, but using alcohol is not. Gluttony is sin, but eating food is not. Lusting after anything is a sin. That is why we need Jesus Christ. There can be lust in anything, including someone who is wearing clothes.
Now keep in mind, I am not implying that the way to draw close to God is by removing your clothes or that it is necessary to be nude in order to please God. It is all physically minded and would be considered as "works". But to say that clothing is necessary to do the same and is necessary to remove sin, is to put our faith in the physical things, customs and the laws of man, and not in Christ Jesus.
Boyd Allen
¹Sacrificial skin is based on the theory that God introduced sacrifices for sin by killing an animal, and taking the skin and made clothing for Adam and Eve.  The "jury" is still out on this theory and not all agree on it.

<Source :  http://bacn.bravesites.com/naturism_the_book_of_romans >

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Because

Because naturists don’t think of sex when they undress, because naturists don’t think of sex when they are engaged in wholesome family activities. Because naturists don’t grab a towel for cover, after taking a shower in fear of having others view them in a ‘sex obsessed’ manner? Who are the perverts then?
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Because naturists don’t think of sex when they undress, because naturists don’t think of sex when they are engaged in wholesome family activities. Because naturists don’t grab a towel for cover, after taking a shower in fear of having others view them in a ‘sex obsessed’ manner? Who are the perverts then?

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

5 Reasons To Get Naked Every Day

Nothing is more empowering than being healthy, strong, and naked.
When was the last time you looked at your body in all its naked glory? I mean really looked at it. No squeaming at chubby thighs or grimacing at lanky arms. Just looking at, understanding, and accepting your body in all its perfectly imperfect brilliance?
I had the opportunity to model for an art nude yoga photo shoot last year which aimed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of every body. While it was the most empowering and liberating experience of my life, I have always been too afraid to share the magic of nakedness with anyone. Until now.
My relationship with my body has been a turbulent one. At 15 I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. At 19 I had a near-death experience, weighing 25kg (just over 55 pounds). Five years (and virtually double my bodyweight) later and I have transformed those struggles into strengths.
Physically, I am a healthy woman who can happily do Sun Salutations all day and has embraced Olympic Weightlifting to show the capabilities of the human body. Mentally, I can now use my own experience to help other people with body battles to go on to lead wholehearted lives through my research into the role of sport and exercise in post-traumatic growth (yes, you can grow from trauma rather than remain devastated by it!). And emotionally, I'm at peace with my body and with myself.
Healing, transformation, and growth take time. It's taken me years of self-awareness, self-discipline, self-acceptance, and self-love to become strong, healthy, and courageous enough to bare all and let myself be deeply seen.
But it's 100% worth it. To be naked and vulnerable means you are alive.
So, If you want to stop beating yourself up every time you look in the mirror, learn to love the body you have been blessed with, and give a huge middle finger to every fashion show, magazine, and reality TV show that says you need to look a certain way, daily naked time should be at the top of your to-do list. Why?
1. To own your story
Your body tells your story. When you get to know your body, you get to own your story. And when you own your story, you get to write the ending.
2. To embrace your completeness
You will never be more than when you are naked. The word "naked" comes from the Old English "nacod," meaning "bare." And the word "bare" comes from the Lithuanian word "basas," meaning "complete in itself." That encapsulates the power of being naked: it makes you see that you are complete, you are good enough, and you have the power within you to do and be all that you want.
3. To experience vulnerability
According to Brene Brown’s research (and the inspiration behind this post), being naked is the epitome of how vulnerability feels. Being naked is about being vulnerable. And being vulnerable is about having the courage to dare greatly, to let yourself be deeply seen, and to live your life from your heart.
4. To show the world that you are uniquely beautiful
Stripping bare and making peace with your body is one way of giving a huge middle finger to a world that says you need to look or act a certain way. By declothing you are giving a metaphorical punch in the face to a society that promotes a one dimensional standard of beauty. You are beautiful. Full stop.
5. To face your fears and liberate yourself
We spend so much money on clothes, but some of the best moments in life are enjoyed without them. It is in these moments we face our fears and can free ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
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 <Source :  http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11511/5-reasons-to-get-naked-every-day.html >

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Living Free-Without Restriction-Earning A Living


In our day to day lives, we get dressed for work, feeling that oh so uncomfortable restriction of clothing. Being free means complete freedom to live ones life, free from those restrictions. Nudism is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. My search for complete freedom has been a very long one. I set here today in my home, nude, and earn a living. The lifestyle I have always wanted. No boss to hang over my head, no clothing to smother me, no extra money to spend on gas for travel, and I make money daily. I am not here to sell you anything! I am sharing information with you because we are like-minded, and I know how hard it is to find such freedom. I can show you how you can be free, without it costing you a dime. Simply call the number on the banner below, and I will speak with you personally. I will guide you through the steps if you choose to move forward toward your free lifestyle!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Nature was meant to be experienced naked

Nature was meant to be experienced naked

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Trying to experience nature with clothes on is like trying to view a beautiful landscape in a fog. You may enjoy getting a vague idea of what’s there, but you’re missing a large part of the whole. Our skin is a sensory organ, equal to any of the others, and it’s indispensable for perceiving full reality. It’s essential to the whole experience every bit as much as our eyes to appreciate the view, our ears to hear birdsong or rushing water, or our nose to smell the flowers and forest.
Nature should be experienced with the entire body – as Walt Whitman said, “which I will not have blinded or bandaged any more than the eyes.”
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