As I sit here in the city, thinking, confined by recovery, I am yearning for the wild.
I want to be where no humans live, where they are rare, where I can go in for a walk and feel peaceful eutierria with other species, interconnected and free.
Cupilustria is a deep feeling that is bridged to my awildian imagination. Special places are conjured in my mind, gossamer images overlaying and underlaying the slate roofs and brick chimneys I see through my window.
I close my eyes and engage all my senses. … Read more
Originally written at the invitation of the Wildlife Trusts, 4 November 2015.
Photo by me: River Arrow, Daughter
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home,” as Gary Snyder once wrote.
Despite rejection from some quarters, the reality of the incredible life fundamental to Earth’s biosphere is that we humans are part of it.
Our actions are inextricably linked with its wellbeing. Anthropogenic climate change and the loss of living species, both individually and in their interconnectivity and breadth (biodiversity), are the twin flames of nature discordance. We are overdue in doing something substantial to change this.
In that context, why have so many people lost (or never knew) all sense on how to truly look after our home? … Read more