[wil·der·ness] noun  (1) :  a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings (2) :  an area essentially undisturbed by human activity together with its naturally developed life community. (3) : a confusing multitude or mass.



In the wilderness stars come to life with clouds of radiance shining brightly above our heads. Stars light the sky beyond the horizon reflecting agelessness, returning night after night a beacon of permanence. Stars in the night sky were here long before us. Before humankind could grunt an emotion, these same stars looked upon our evolution. Name a person in history and we can say with assurance that we in our century share a common witness. Stars, however, have a life span…and who’s to say that the light we think we share is merely a reflection of a star long dead sharing it’s memory of life through the timelessness of space; the impermanence of reality, the permanence we think we know might rest in the unknown.

How does impermanence walk with the spirit, and what does it say?