Even though I grew up in an urban environment, I've always looked for solace in the natural world. Little wooded bits near the subdivision where I lived, and Mount Royal, the big hill in the middle of the city of Montreal were places where I discovered nature. When I moved to British Columbia in 1980, I felt I'd discovered another colour in the rainbow. This was primordial earth. Now, I go to open spaces the way my ancestors went to church: reverentially seeking answers and actively cultivating a greater awareness of this world.
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