Posts Tagged ‘Nature’
March 16, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder
I discovered the woods by our house just as the year was turning.
I’d seen them before, of course. In any stroll along the pavement past the art school towards the conference center, looking across the brackish water of the reservoir, the woods were obvious enough. And I knew, in a vaguely academic way, that people sometimes went for walks in those same woods.
December 21, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder
With the longest, darkest night of the year upon us, we wish you the joy of it. There’s a reason, I think, that so many cultures celebrate these nights—why such a cold, dark time is full of lights and laughter and merriment.
October 5, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder
Autumn is a liminal season, and so we turn to festivals that celebrate limninal spaces: summer and winter, birth and death, wandering and belonging, time past and time future, heaven and hell.
September 27, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been pondering here about stories that speak from wounded, devastated earth—that come out of a place of suffering together with the world we inhabit.
September 12, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder
“The world is made of dirt. A rock doesn’t have feelings.” The flaccid man in the documentary glared out of …