Nature and Our Meddling Intellect
Adapted from Guidebook for a Son by Kelly Walker
“Our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things…We murder to dissect.” William Wordsworth
“At best, we are taught to ‘appreciate nature’ as though it were merely a scenic attraction and not the source of life itself.” Tom Brown, Jr. Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
Nature runs in intricate, age-old cycles. The soil gives to the plants; plants return their nutrients to the soil. Rain and snow fall...