Monday, August 30, 2021

"But it feels dangerous, half buried, damaged. I love it because of all the wild places I know in England, it feels to me the wildest. It's not an untouched wilderness like a mountaintop, but a ramshackle wildness in which people and the land have conspired to strangeness." Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

Saturday, August 28, 2021

“Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.” 

Terry Tempest Williams, Finding Beauty in a Broken World

"She learned to speak for the ground, the voice coming through her like roots that have long hungered for water. "

Joy Harjo in the poem "For Alva Benson, And For Those Who Have Learned To Speak" from She Had Some Horses, 1997

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

"Perhaps such a search for the individuals, the 'units' of biology is misguided. The fundamental nature of life may not be atomistic but relational. The essence of the the network of interactions, not the collection of selves." David George Haskell from The Song of Trees

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

"There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, though you can put your hand out to where things were and feel that tense, shining dullness of the space where the memories are."
Helen Macdonald from H is for Hawk