“I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially.” – E.B. White
My sons and I took a walk through our field and around the pond yesterday and my youngest gathered specimens of the most interesting flora along the way. He started with pinecones and pokeweed and ended with honeysuckle (after hearing about the sweet drops of nectar hidden deep in the flower). There were so many different and wonderful sights and smells that it was hard to leave the world crafted by nature and reenter the world made by man.
Dominion is so very different from domination. It is a terrible privilege, one that begins and ends in devotion.