This Woman Taught Us To Respect Nature

There’s nothing very natural about caring for nature. The first and predominant impulse of humans has almost always been to burn the trees, exhaust the fish stocks, pollute the ground springs and darken the skies.

If we learn –- gradually –- to become somewhat more careful and appreciative stewards of the earth, it’s almost always because someone has been on hand to guide our emotions: someone has pointed out the beauty and intricacy of the butterfly, the awesome force and purity of the sea, the economy and grace of the oak tree…

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