There are a billion boundaries and limits around us every day. Some are there for good reason… public order, civil life, civilised interactions, safety, realism. Then there are also other margins – more often than not self imposed. Lies we tell ourselves about who we are, and who we are not, what we can, and what we can not. Lids that limit our jumps as if we were no more than fleas. And then there are nature walks – those little rituals of actual magic – who help us gain perspective and see our thoughts in the context of the rest of our heads, and the world, and we realize we can transcend more than we ever dared to dream. Our limits are nothing once we’ve caught them out as being fake. Sometimes nature gives us a hand – or at least a sign – as she did here with an idea stimulating portal.
Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.