Beautiful photos, words & concept by Steve McCurry.
I immediately thought of our visit with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda when I saw this week’s challenge, “Serenity.” Serene is the first word that always comes to mind when I think of that visit to these incredible and gentle animals. It was a rare privilege indeed to be able to spend an hour with this family as they went about their normal routine….
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
CONFESSIONS OF A NATURE LOVER
Back then I was going steady
with fog, who could dance
like nobody’s business, I threw her over
for a leaf that one day fluttered
first her shadow then her whole life
into my hand, that’s a lot
of relatives, this leaf
and that leaf and all the other leaves
hung around, I told her
I needed space, which was true,
without it I’d only be a soul,
and no one’s sure that whisp
is real, that’s why we say
of real estate, location, location
location, and of speech,
locution, locution, locution
and of love, yes, yes, yes
I am on my knees, will you have me,
(from The New Yorker May 14, 2012)