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We most often notice the forces of nature when they appear to us

on a grand scale –­ disrupting, scaring or impressing us.

Those awesome powers are with us all the time, however.

Whether it be a light breeze that has been pushed at us from a land

on the other side of the earth, a ray of sunlight that travelled millions of miles

to warm our face or the creeping advancement of tidal water, tons of it

 inched on by the staggering pull of the moon so far away in the sky.

 

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The settling of sunlight is random; a spot here, a brush there, a sweep,

a passage, a glimpse. There is competition for this photosynthetic

nurturing; a branch reaches out, grasses stretch to rise up

 out of the shade, leaves arch and torque for the best exposure.

And even though life and death hang in the balance

 of this contest, there is always dignity.

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