May 14, 2022 • 12M

The Present

Reflecting on current times, and the present moment, near a beaver pond

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Hudson Gardner
We Are All A Part. Writing and recordings about nature, existence, and wildness—at three miles per hour.
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I think it’s hard to be present, because I have been taught all my life that the point of life, the purpose of it, is to progress. There’s always some achievement or some better future off in the distance.

Yet what I’ve learned is that the present is where life occurs. It doesn’t happen in the future, and it isn’t a goal. It’s actually happening right now as you read this.

I decided to record some words about this. Feel free to listen—it was recorded totally off the cuff, with no planning, on the edge of a huge beaver pond near where I live in Vermont.