As a child, my upbringing was in the back woods of northern Ontario, Canada. It was coarse, but also the opportunity to breathe in the breath of nature. When one plays in the forest it has a tendency to rub off on the soul. Life is precious in all forms. I was told by one of the native Elders to “Watch the animals, and learn.”
I was introduced to the big city as an adult, and this was a shock to my system. But the transformation was complete when my employment developed into a career in Criminal Investigation and body guarding. As children, we learned to track each other and utilize the environment around us as a map. We learned all about our prey and searched for clues. Not so very different from the city and tracking the ‘bad guys’, it was just another forest to play in.
In the course of the past sixty odd years I have been blessed with the ability to capture life to the fullest. Not through wanton disregard of God’s plan, but through the greatest gift of all, the experience of adventure. God gives us tools to experience life in all its fullness and we learn to use them.
Bryce A Baker