My love for the prairie stems from the fact that my thoughts move too fast to ever be a part of it. It is untouchable to me. When you stand over a breathing field, unbound by rails of human fence, you are standing as close as possible to the world as it exists without you. You are witnessing the order of things. The open prairie is a powerful allegory of a silent and still mind, and it is something few people will ever experience.
The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma is the largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on earth.