A potted apple tree in my courtyard has attracted a multitude of tiny caterpillars, and they in turn, have attracted me.
A solitary American monk named Thomas Berry writes that in our relationship to nature, we have been autistic for centuries. Wrapped tightly in our own version of knowledge, we have been unreceptive to the wisdom of the natural world. To tune in again, to have the “spontaneous environmental rapport” that characterized our ancestors, will take doing something that is perfectly delightful: reimmersing ourselves in the natural world.
Janine M. Benyus
The source of man’s unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature.