Monday, April 20, 2009
In addition to REFUGE, I'm reading Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Thanks for the tip, Cheryl! I love the way the author, a botanist specializing in mosses (bryology), also honors her Potawatomi heritage. She says that "In indigenous ways of knowing... a thing cannot be understood unitil it is known by all four aspects of our being: mind, body, emotion, and spirit." As a bonus, sprinkled throughout are delicate botanical drawings by her father.