Recently, I came in contact with an area like that, not far from my new home in the rural woods of central Ohio. Someone had dumped loads of roofing tiles and trash, large rusted trash cans, and I found it disgusting. The whole area had grown over with thorny bushes and vines, and when I came across it, a vile, unhappy sensation seemed to creep up my neck. It made me uneasy, and I was filled with a mixed sense of wanting to flee, and wanting to battle the abandoned feel of the place. This may sound like some hippie, new-ager nonsense to some, but to anyone who has spent real time in Nature, this feeling and sense is real. The positive and negative energies of a natural place are visible. There are noticeable details that the eye can see, and the heart can feel.
So, when I was hiking through there a week ago, on one of those cooler days, I came across a large patch of woods that had been mistreated and left covered in garbage, as I said. This time, I was ready, with a sense of purpose and my large survivalist blade, the Harbinger, strapped at my hip, I was ready to battle the negativity that had been caused and breed there. It took sometime, but I bagged up the garbage, and carried out what I could, but not before I had to cut through the ranging bramble of thorns, and vines, and invasive weeds. I am not one to needlessly harm the environment, but when you com across a patch of earth like this, it’s best to clear away the corruption. And the trash, because that is what will give that land the ability to be healthy once more. I used my Atlas Dynamic Defense blade and sliced through the bushes, clearing a path to the rubbish.
I will return to this spot again, sometime later this summer, to weed out the harsh vegetation. Then next year, after cold months have passed and the dead brambles had dried and decayed, my plan is to plant new trees. So, within one year or so, that damaged and sad area of forest will be like a new and thriving place. Sure, it will take decades to repair the damage wrought by others, but as long as there is positive progress, the battle of good versus evil will momentarily become balanced – at least in this small part of the forest.
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen