We often think of landscapes as traditional and conventional works of art. We have forgotten that right there in both words, lie the roots of our imaginary worlds and spiritual realms. Christmas brings back childhood whimsy and play to the darkest time of the year, when we most most need to escape to another land.
In a forest fire, animals immediately move as one towards their common safety. In our current climate of global destruction, the ‘return of the buffalo’ evokes the desire for the rebalancing of our ecosystems, and for the reestablishing of our connection with our home. When we work together to restore the health of one species, many species thrive, and feed the spiritual health of the landscape.