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Are we losing the ability to marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds us?

Our world is so filled with the newest tech. toys, cells phones surgically attached to our hips, commercials & governments telling us what to eat,wear, act & think, hurrying here & there to meet dead lines or appointments, and pills of all sorts to slim us down, improve sex life, & extent life, that I wonder how many of us take the time to just sit back & enjoy the view?

To just find a spot, with a nice view of nature, plop down our butt, shut our mouths, open our eyes & ears, and just let out brains drift. What wonders we could find within us, just by letting our minds float on the breeze & mingle with the clouds. To become one again with the child within all of us, to just "Be".

They say that all the answers to all our questions are already within us, it's just a case of letting them come to the surface. So what better way to do that then to just let our minds drift away from every day "stuff"? To once again enjoy the beauty that surrounds us all.

Are we losing that ability with so many advancements in our hurried lives?

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    Oct 16 2012: We are not losing the ability to smell the roses..but we make a choice not to make it a priority :-)
    • Oct 16 2012: At this point we can still smell the roses but when the roses disappear, all we will be left with is a memory & a bottled smell.
      I wonder how much better off we would be if we did make it a priority?
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        Oct 16 2012: Ms. Kooser, are you keeping something from us about roses disappearing?

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