I’ve been a slack runner this year, and that just ended. These guys have gotten me off my butt and back out on the trails.
We can’t continue on this planet as we are—it’s not sustainable. My answer is, then, reconnect with the planet. If you’re not sure what to do, go paddle a canoe. Go walk in the forest. Go take your shoes off and feel some dirt beneath your feet. Go sit on the ground. Smell the leaves rotting in the fall.
That’s the closing remark in an Outside interview of “Survivorman” Les Stroud. I don’t know anything about the man other than what I read in this short piece about foraging for food, but Shroud seems like he’d be a great fellow to have over for dinner.
Many years ago, my sister gave me a short book entitled The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono. It seems that a few years later, Frédéric Back turned it into a film (30 mins) and won an Academy Award for best short film.