The World Requires No Audience

Nature, the great equaliser. In its presence, we’re reminded of our ultimate insignificance.

Our minor affairs within imagined realities are exposed next to flowing rivers, looming trees and driving rain.

The world requires no audience”, as Conor Oberst pens in his emotive song lyric for “I Must Belong Somewhere”.

And yet here we are, mere spectators at a performance greater than ourselves.

Only after placing our busy little lives aside for a while can we really sit back and enjoy the show.

[Factoid – the picture above is of me paddling happily in a river after a particularly stressful week].