Meaningful nature experiences are not always visually impressive, emotionally intense peak jaw-dropping moments with big hairy animals or expansive landscapes.
No, sometimes they are small, gentle, modest and subtle…
During an interview about her feelings toward sacred natural sites, this South African lawyer is presented with one such “interesting” experience.
The interview itself is informative and provides the relevant context but if you’re short on time, then scroll to the 4.00min mark.
As external observers, we may think little of this event. We might even scoff.
But for the interviewer and interviewee (within their cultural worldview) the paralleling of this little encounter with the subject matter under discussion was notable and reassuring.
Maybe meaningfulness is also about seeing the sacred in the subtle.