I have tried to do my part to highlight how intertwined the future of our own species is with the health of the environments that we live in. I know that these issues can often feel overwhelming. But the process of conservation can also be something joyful.”
In memory of the late writer, environmentalist, and co-founder of the charity Elephant Family, Mark Shand, the “Travels to my Elephant” race first began in 2015 to gather supporters for conversation projects across Asia to preserve the alarmingly endangered species. This is achieved by restoring their forest habitat, supporting anti-poaching laws, and preventing conflicts between humans and elephants.
Roaring, warming fires in the darkest of winters. The gentle flicker of candlelight. Those late summer evenings, walking in the forest, trying not to be eaten alive by mosquitoes. Cooking fresh food and swimming in the lake, still and reflective like a mirror.
Barefooted berry picking in the forest, running home with blue tinted fingers. Soon the smell of crumble along with a warm hug from mamma and pappa. You can go here to read more about beauty and the life an image of simplicity in all its perfection.