Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words, musing about different ways of approaching nature.
This, it seems to me, is what nature must best be to children: something “alive, powerful and sentient”, rather than something that can be, in Richard Louv’s terms, “watched, consumed, ignored”. The difference is akin to that between anthropomorphism and animism: in the first, we convert the more-than-human world into an image of ourselves; in the second, we lean a little into its complexity and mystery.
“Badger or Bulbasaur – have children lost touch with nature?” in The Guardian
And so for day 1995