It is remarkable that children in most semi-rural environments (such as many nearby where I live) have become quite urban in their relationship to nature. Even kids in rural settings seem to be more interested in the draw of technology than other competitor activities. In a recent conversation with an Eagle Scout, he commented at the evolving role of scouting among kids as being more nature-centric, rather than true to the value-centric roots from which the tradition sprang. There is still a great deal of focus on values, but almost as an accessory to the more hands on activities. At least this is the observation of some. Perhaps indicative of a desire to connect with the natural world as a medium universally understood. I think much is the same experience with ephemeral music. One might have little interest in written theology - yet a child can ingest the theology of Bach and Mozart. My rambling musings for tonight.
In other events, we are approaching the halfway point to training. This week has been a much needed and appreciated recovery schedule. I am fortunate to be running with a dedicated, fun, and talented group of people. Life is good.