Monday, September 9, 2013

Connecting With Nature

Rob Machado is a documentary film maker and surfer who has embarked on a mission to connect with fellow surfers who also have a passion for the arts.  In this episode Rob spends a week in Japan with legendary tree house builder Takashi Kobayashi.
When I look back on my childhood, my fondest memories are those of climbing trees and running through the forest with my brother.  Having spent the last 15 years of my life living in cities, the urge to recapture the feeling of freedom that can only be experienced in the stillness of a forest gets stronger every day.
The human race is constantly reminded that no matter how high we build and no matter how fiercely we beat back the ocean we will never win the battle with nature.
Its a remarkable thing that Kobayashi is able to bring joy back to these children's faces using the same force that caused them so much pain.


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