“No matter how diligently we apply our rational minds, no future awaits in which the human species understands every part of life, and life does not exist in parts but as an unfathomable vast whole. To be in ignorance does not reduce our intelligence. To accept our ignorance enlarges our capacity for the love, reverence, and imagination that might nurture and bring forth better ways of living. Holding space for this mystery, we don’t know what we’ll discover.”
—Holly Haworth, “Bodies of Knowledge: Dissecting the Mysteries of Life”
News & Updates
The World is Made at Rest
You may not hear much from me for the rest of the year, as I continue the difficult labor of guiding my 17-year-old hound dog Banjo to his graceful passing. It’s […]
Readings from A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia
Recently I contributed a poem to the beautiful book A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia edited by Rose McLarney and Laura-Gray Street.
The Best American Science & Nature Writing
It’s out! Thank you to this year’s The Best American Science and Nature Writing editor Sy Montgomery for selecting “The Fading Stars: A Constellation” for the anthology.