Nature is Magic

David Price
4 min readJun 15, 2024
Joaquín Sorolla .

…In previous cultures everyday activities were a part of a rich tapestry of sacred meaning, supported by rituals that connected us to the whole web of creation and its roots in the divine. An example is the way food can nourish us on many levels, our souls as well as our bodies — to quote Vandana Shiva, “Food is alive: It is not just pieces of carbohydrate, protein, and nutrient, it is a being; it is a sacred being … Food is not just our vital need: It is the web of life.”

We are not here on Earth to be alone, but to be a part of a living community, a web of life in which all is sacred. Like the cells of our body, all of life is in constant communication, as science is just beginning to understand.

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No bird sings in isolation, no bud breaks open alone. And the most central note that is present in life is its sacred nature, something we need to each rediscover and honor anew.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

— John Burroughs — Leaf and Tendril. 1908.

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.