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For the bulk of the summer I have been bathing in natural bodies of water, the majority of the time. I just noticed that for the past two weeks I have not once used our indoor shower, opting instead for our pond, or one of the numerous, beautiful swimming holes in the area. This isn’t done to prove a point or anything, it just is at this point the natural flow of things.
Waking up before my alarm goes off on a Thursday morning, the air is crisp, and telling of a fall to come soon. I de-robe, and walk the path from my porch down to the pond in the forest garden; around it lay a wide spread of young fruit trees, perennial vegetables and shrubs. Behind it a stand of 50 ft. trees. Standing on the stones before the water, the surface is still and the air is silent, save a few insects and just a handful of birds. Sliding into the water, the cool liquid is refreshing, invigorating. I am grateful.
Oh tell me, what is wealth?