“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Significant Americana

Flying over the bayou that surrounds New Orleans, and driving through the Garden District, which was like driving through a garden, were intense and strange experiences of the highly variegated edges between human and nonhuman existence.

I'm off to Miami tomorrow and will be touring the Everglades a little so expect some reports from there.