Nature by Anonymous
While I was walking on the grass I saw a creature.
I was scared at first by the half tailed rat.
It saw me and stared, something I was not prepared for.
I realized something then, that nature is something I fear
Not for any rational reason, a purely visceral one.
Reflecting now, this was a common theme throughout our weXplore in the cloud forest of Costa Rica
A series of encounters with unadulterated nature,
From walking through bug ridden trails in the night to exploring dangerous plants during the day.
And now, after all my fear, I am left with a drive to return.
To see the creature, stare, and smile.