You plan for your most basic needs. You see wildlife taking care of its most basic needs. It reminded me that life asks very little of us. Eat, sleep, procreate ─ there really aren’t too many actual demands on us. So what the heck was I doing? All those details that were worrying me, raising my blood pressure, choking the life out of me, had nothing to do with life, really. Being outside made it all crystal clear to me. Just live. When we’re dead and gone, most of it really doesn’t matter. We just made it up. Nature reminds me how simple and achievable life really is. When I start sweating the small stuff, I get back outdoors and remind myself about what really matters. And perfection, by the standard definition, does not matter.
Nancy Herron ─ About camping (From The Nature Principle)