There is a place where the town ends
and the fields begin.
It’s not marked but the feet know it,
also the heart, that is longing for refreshment
and, equally, for repose.
Someday we’ll live in the sky.
Meanwhile, the house of our lives is the world.
The fields, the ponds, the birds.
The thick black oaks—surely they are the
children of God.
The feistiness among the tiger lilies,
the hedges of runaway honeysuckle, that no one owns.
Where is it? I ask, and then
my feet know it.
One jump, and I’m home.
- Mary Oliver
A few days ago on Jump Because, we posted a "shout-out" to one of our good friends, Trevor Frost (http://www.jumpbecause.com/1/post/2011/03/jb-shoutout-want-to-win-a-trip-to-the-galapagos-and-help-save-the-sumatran-tiger-jump-and-vote-for-trevor.html).
Trevor is a National Geographic young explorer and is competing against just one other person in their Expedition Granted Contest.
Scientists estimate that there are only 250 to 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild - making it one of the most endangered wild cats in the world. Panthera, the world's leading cat conservation organization believes the only way to save them is by stopping humans from killing them - this means we need strong anti-poaching programs.
Vote for Trevor Frost, a big Jump Because fan and Richmond, Virginia local, at the link below to help him create stronger anti-poaching programs in Sumatra.
You can vote here today - and try to vote everyday between now and April 7. Did we mention that the more you vote the better your chance of winning a trip to the Galapagos? Pretty cool!
Vote and learn more about Trevor right here or go to this link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/expedition-week-granted-contest/?vote=trevor
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance [...and jump!]; one cannot fly into flying. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"I jump because it's spring! Great to be outside in the sunshine and able to jump again..!" -Mike
Burbage South near Sheffield, United Kingdom
"I was just inspired to take a picture like this and so I went outside with my camera to take some. :)" -Ray
Check out his Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timeless_impressions/5470196883/
Check out Todd and Fabian's Jumping Photos website @ jumpingphotos.com!
Jumping Photos collects jumping photos taken for jumping's sake... their philosophy: “Our philosophy is simple. Jumping photos are taken for jumping’s sake. Without a camera there to capture the pinnacle of a jump and all the glory with which it exists, the jump shall remain unworshipped, and lost in time, forever.”
Another fabulous jumping blog!