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A Sense of Scale

Posted 30/10/2017

This weekend I took a beautiful walk by myself around the deer park at Woburn (Bedfordshire), and the sensation of the day was one of scale. Not only are there some impressively sized animals roaming the land around there but the trees are gigantic as well! I spent most of the time staring up into the branches with an equal scale grin spread across my face as the sunlight played through what remained of the changing leaves. I do love Autumn.

 

Feeling small in our every day lives is usually seen as a bad thing, of being vulnerable, ineffective perhaps, but standing next to a giant tree with my tiny palm laid against just one crack of it’s bark I did not feel bad about being so insignificant...

What I took away (apart from a few less calories and a selection of lovely photographs, which I thought I’d share below) was that in standing next to something so massive and emphasising of my diminutive size I did not become weak, humbled maybe but certainly not less anything. It was still all of me marvelling at the red kite cruising by, and most definitely still all me staring wide eyed at the roaring stags down the hill.

 

 

 

 

Where do you love to feel small? 


Sarah is an artist and writer with a lifetime interest in camping and survival techniques.

Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more


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