Nature's Place

On the Wild Side

That’s what I call the file I keep all my writing in, can’t remember where it came from now but I suspect it arose out of the fact I never really fit in to our civilised ways and that has never really changed – however I looked, or tried. Maybe it was just an element of self so ‘fuelled’ in the early days it became all encompassing and there was no undoing it, there just isn’t enough time, or will. Who determines such?

Something in me would just rather live and die in the desert, deserted of people and their demands of performance – whatever for. It’s an evolutionary impulse I know, this demand for improvement, but how to engage in the evolution of the human race when one is an alien to it, and alien by it? Perhaps alien is the evolution. :)

I look at the world of men and I see global insanity, the leaders and the led – on the whole and individually. And I see them heading for the abyss, not knowing what they are doing as they party on – business as usual. Nothing wrong with the abyss now, don’t get me wrong.

The only place I see otherwise is in nature or in being, being nothing. Nature has no self-delusive self-aggrandising agenda, and nothing is just that, the space behind and in which it all happens. And these two ‘places’ have no real attraction for the busy man or woman.

Regardless, I believe all is as it should be in order for it to change for the better, eventually – as all things must. And I do what I can to change it where it matters, in me first. The rest takes care of itself – until someone shows me different, and I see it.

There is surely no perfection in existence except it is as it is. The flaw in the jewel, or the jewel in the ‘flaw’?

And just keep going until the mirage turns to a waterhole. :)

Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture to enlarge in a new tab


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  1. efratadenny said, on 15/04/2012 at 5:16 pm

    Nice photo. Like it..

  2. yvanmarn said, on 24/03/2012 at 2:36 am

    Great shot and a wonderful collection in your blog, congratulations!

  3. Lunar Euphoria said, on 20/03/2012 at 7:03 pm

    Always a pleasure reading these words of yours.

    • Mark said, on 25/03/2012 at 9:20 am

      Thanks LE, it’s a pleasure to do it.

  4. Finn Holding said, on 17/03/2012 at 8:42 am

    Hello Mark, please accept the Very Inspiring Blogger Award in appreciation of your magnificent photographs. If you don’t want to accept that’s fine, but if you do, the award requests that you nominate your favourite seven blogs and notify them of the nomination, share seven facts about yourself, and lastly display the award logo on your website (a copy of the logo can be lifted from here:

  5. Finn Holding said, on 13/03/2012 at 7:31 am

    “… Nature has no self-delusive self-aggrandising agenda…’

    Wise words, well spoken my friend. I hope more people read them and take notice.

    • Mark said, on 13/03/2012 at 8:08 am

      It’s for a minority, isn’t it. Mass wisdom? A contradiction. But it’s not supposed to be any other way. The reconciliation is a negation of both, as they only exist in thought, so no more conflict. It suggests the way of being … Unless it suggests something else. :)

      And the abyss is just a place of light and beauty, but only after the fact of human nature things is seen for what it is, a distortion of the reality it arises from.

  6. Jacques said, on 12/03/2012 at 2:55 am

    Great blog filled with beautiful pictures.
    Glad that I came along to have a look.
    Very inspiring.
    On the GF50 you’re using Raynox; what are you using on the G1 to have these results?

    Greetings from Belgium (Europe),

    • Mark said, on 13/03/2012 at 5:49 am

      Hello Jacques. Glad you like it. It’s a FZ50, old tech, and on the G1 I use legacy lenses and the Oly f2/50mm with various achromats for more leisurely work.

  7. Lauri Siirala said, on 11/03/2012 at 5:34 pm

    …all is as it should be…

    Thanks Mark, once again. And yes, in some way not seen through the normal eyes directed by the human mind, all is as it should be and there is the opening to another dimension awaiting patiently.

    • Mark said, on 13/03/2012 at 5:47 am

      How could it be otherwise mate? There are no mistakes that aren’t essential to the whole, to fulfill the purpose. And I trust it is so and doubt doesn’t intrude – the curse of mankind. You’re right, in seeing all is as it ‘should’ be, or is, there is the possibility of an uncommon peace that may be called something else.

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