posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 08:00 AM
reply to post by dominicus
Well in terms of the mind, yea probably a mad man.
You remain in a place long enough, you find it home.
I have the same feelings you described within a city. Leave me on top of a sky scrapper roof for the same time and I'd probably feel the same.
It's called familiarization. It's nothing spiritual. It's just the realization of systems around you. You can add meaning, and just as you yourself
called society artificial, researching into our "nature" preserves and pondering it atop a city can make the forest look artificial too, because it
is. There are no old growths left anymore, no hundred year old trees, nothing natural to observe but the seedlings and controlled forests of man that
were planted after we strip-cut most, if not all, of the forests of this continent.
And to go deeper, traveling to the even older forests of the world where there was no logging, no people, and no destruction, this viewpoint increases
ever more. until all the world, both city and forest, looks artificial.