The view was breathtaking. On a clear day, from the 52nd floor, they said we should be able to see Mount Fuji. It was too hazy that day, though. All we could see were the blocks and blocks of concrete, towering buildings, and grids of traffic.
Ah. I miss the city.
While I love connecting with the earth and I agree that we are too disconnected from nature in the "concrete jungle," there's something energizing about being surrounded by the lives of people. For good or evil, in the crowded subways, I can feel the heartbeat of humanity, see all the faces of the children of God.
Watching the crowds, I'm reminded just how many of "us" there are on this plant -- an "us" that includes all people -- and how in all the ways that really matter, we are created the same. Created to live, to love, to praise, to feel, to die, and to be part of each other.
Yes, God is present in nature and solitude, but God is present here too.