Mingling with the Universe

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all
conceal.
-Lord Byron, 1818

First paddle of the year. West Lake, Prince George, BC.

Black bear near West Lake.

There is a rapture on the lonely shore.

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