The similarities between the tourist industry today and settler presence in the Caribbean are striking: Both thrive on the idea that the Caribbean is a place that can (and should) be freely consumed, economically and visually, by Western people.
Long awaited moonlight, emanating
My love is here
threading herself through this fickle forest
from the branches
through my roots, into everything.
I’m being conquered
the dead king
They sing to her grace
We are moonlit after all
Nature is …
They knew the surrounding wilderness like the backs of their hands, or rather, the wilderness and the backs of their hands were continuous, separated by no boundary.
"There cannot be a clear division, a borderline, between landscape and me. Rather, we flow through each other. Maybe we are fundamentally made from the same material."
"The question of the relationship between humans and our technologies is not a new discussion and neither is the fear that technology may lead to a possible 'dehumanization' or 'denaturalization.'"
In the quest to restore a healthy relationship with nature, contemporary civilizations could look to hunter-gatherer societies.
"We have perhaps convinced ourselves that the attributes that make us dissimilar from plants and animals make us superior and more deserving of care, but I believe this couldn't be further from the truth."