defies explanation ...
and it should stay that way
It's right about
this time of year that the complaints about the policies of the Cape
Cod National Seashore are at an annual high.
people," many SUV owners are saying. "Why do they have to
be do so tight about the regulations? What a pain in the neck!"
this in mind -- if the CCNS wasn't such a "pain" about
this and many other rules about protecting this fragile kingdom
of nature, then it wouldn't be what it is today -- the last remaining
fragment of "Olde Cape Cod."
is the land of the free, there's always been a need for some sort
of method of controlling the madness -- keeping people, the most
intelligent and reckless of God's creatures, from destroying everything
by the Sea
By Don Wilding
It's been said
that a human being actually utilizes something like 5 or 10 percent
of his or her brain power, with the remainder still untapped. God may
be the only universal force with the ability to harness 100 percent
of brain power, which is what probably puts Him at the lofty status
He has in the first place.
The plain truth about it all is that if human beings had this capability
and were without some kind of restriction, there's no telling how far
out of control the global situation would spiral.
In the pages of "Northern Farm: A Glorious Year on a Small Maine
Farm," Henry Beston is quick to note that he is "profoundly
grateful that so much of life defies human explanation."
"A world without wonder, and a way of mind without wonder, becomes
a world without imagination, and without imagination man is a poor and
stunted creature," Beston continues. "Let us thank God that
so much will forever remain out of reach, safe from our inquiry, inviolate
forever from our touch."
Yes, there is a reason why it is all so "inviolate forever from
our touch." Much like a parent doesn't allow a three-year-old child
to cross the street by himself -- the child doesn't have the capabilities
to handle the responsibility. We need to continue to have that sense
of wonder of what it's all about -- it's probably for own good. We're
probably better off just sitting back and enjoying what we have.
May 14, 2000
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