The “fringe” areas of the wild, where forest meets water, where sun meets horizon, are the most dynamic, teeming with diverse life and activity. In the solid middle of the night, or noon-day, it is quieter. The excitement of these transitional spaces is palpable. I rise at dawn to greet the sun with the birds and the frogs and the porcupine, rummaging in the leaves. I am thrilled by the feeling of life and change and movement. My eyes and ears and heart are open to what is happening. NOW is a transition, a flowing joy.