Although there are several billion people on the planet, there are still several areas that have yet to be discovered, or even touched by man. Whether because these areas are hidden beneath the Earth’s crust, deep in difficult to navigate areas, or just protected by natural forces, they remain preserved in their natural beauty. Similar to a fossil of a dinosaur buried meters below the surface or, better yet, marine life, trapped and fully preserved at the bottom of the ocean.
I do not consider the impact of man to be wholly unnatural, since man, like any other living creature, has been given the privilege of wandering this planet the same as any other living creature. While I consider my own work to be of great importance, another may view it as disruptive to the natural way of things. Such is the dilemma we all may find ourselves in at one time or another. I thought deeply about this conundrum, paying it due attention, while I listened to the sound of the gasoline sloshing around in the container at my feet.
“We’re almost there,” Loretta called out, as she tapped me on the leg. “Hold on tight, this is the bumpy part. I wouldn’t want you losing your lunch.”
“You tell me this like I haven’t been here before. Can’t you ever be serious? It seems like you possess a degree in sarcasm. I am not much for small talk. You want to see me smile more then work harder and make faster progress. We are about halfway done and have yet to be discovered. I would like to keep it that way.”
To be continued…