January 31, 2020

How do we reconnect humanity’s disconnected soul with nature?

Robert Morrison, 37

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” Vincent Van Gogh I was a fractured soul, before the river and woods, and the old railway line, reawakened me. Nature is a fractured soul, but we can heal together, even in extreme adversity. I am intrigued by the disconnections within modern life – disconnection from nature, from each other, and within ourselves (within myself). There is a very rich connection that is always near, and yet it so often eludes us, but given half the chance, nature will come back to us – a place of solace, in a time of great disconnection. When I cycle, I am embracing the natural world and I am flying free. I hope that my work conveys some of the raw feelings of nature, instinctively touching upon the human soul and senses. I offer a few words, to allow the ‘poetry of nature’ to speak for itself, and in doing so, I hope to inspire other people to go out and answer the many questions of ‘why …?’. I do not have all of the answers, nor do I have all of the questions.

Why Let An Old Railway Line Be Reclaimed By Nature?, 2020Spoken Word, Nature Video