NATURE AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT: Normally, I am not to keen on being this close to a shark's teeth, but these are one of my favorite things to see in museums. I can't even imagine the size of this thing when it was alive. I think sometimes we need to take a step back and realize that we aren't the only ones on the planet. It helps to have some perspective and I think when we look at the grand scheme of things, we aren't as great as we think we are. We can step out of our ordinary lives and look at everything around us. It gives us a chance to absorb everything the world has to offer. It's amazing to see all these creatures around us and think we are sharing a backyard with them. Sometimes we take the fact that we're not alone for granted. We try to control the planet when really, we're just living in it. We can gain a better understanding and appreciation for nature just by taking a minute to realize just how amazing it is.