Tag Archives | Call of the Wild

September MOON Shine

“Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest.”  — Jack London […]

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Dana Visalli

Dana Visalli | Seeing through ecological eyes

A friend commented recently that she was walking along “thinking about food and sex and the other favorite subjects of the human mind,” when she was startled out of her reverie by a wild animal. Surely the human mind is the all-time great Storyteller of the universe. It gathers its initial material from the physical world, transforms that material into airy conceptual imagery (known as “thought”), scrambles the ever-growing mental […]

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Danusha Lameris

Danusha Laméris | The Bugs of Childhood

Don’t you remember them, the furred legs of a caterpillar moving along your arm, each follicle prickling beneath their touch? The crumpling of the ladybug’s underwings as it tucked them back beneath its glossy shell. The butterfly on your finger unfurling its long, spiral tongue. Rows and rows of ants, hefting their white eggs. The fly’s head bowed, antennae bent under the careful work of forelegs as it bathed its […]

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