more on looking to see

Reblogging: Philosopher Martin Buber on What Trees Teach Us about Being More Human and Mastering the Difficult Art of Seeing Others as They Truly Are Not sure if my piggybacking on the indefatigable  Maria Popova and her blog brainpickings again is defensible. Nothing easier than let someone else do the hard work, isn’t it? But her concise postContinue reading “more on looking to see”

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on seeing trees

Whatever land or cityscape you explore, looking out for trees is guaranteed to bring you wonder and joy. My storytelling obsessed mind finds confirmation for this in the biophilia hypothesis propounded by Edward O. Wilson, and similar kinds of we-are-connected-to-nature explanations (but also see this) for our deeply embodied responsiveness to the biosphere. But youContinue reading “on seeing trees”

Rebecca Solnit’s city atlas of New York

Reblogging: Nonstop Metropolis: An Atlas of Maps Reclaiming New York’s Untold Stories and Unseen Populations Nothing to improve on this review by the indefatigable Maria Popova (her blog brainpickings is a joy to follow!),  so I reblog her post on Solnit’s New York atlas in full. It is one in a series of three city atlases (the others are of SanContinue reading “Rebecca Solnit’s city atlas of New York”