communicating with the whales

found both the photo and the link along the way, of course while looking for something else…

they may provide insight into what is possible

4 Replies to “communicating with the whales”

  1. … while looking for something else.
    I heard that. Seems I spend a good bit of time looking for one thing and running across something else while in the search. Serendipity I suppose. The nice part is being open (and having the time) to the tangents that plop down in front of us.

    Couldn’t help thinking of our dog as I read the piece. Seems the more time we spend with an animal, the better we can communicate with it. And for that matter – the more time we spend with a fellow human the better we can communicate.

  2. It’s good to read about people for whom the personhood (for want of a better word) of the creatures they prey on is not in question. This seems to be the default among human cultures, maybe even across the animal kingdom – I’m thinking of the tenderness of mammal predators towards their prey once it gives up the fight. Cultures that instrumentalize nature for near-term gain, force themselves to forget this.

  3. Thanks for this Richard. Iʻm beginning to think that the only thing that will “save us” is animism, and the way that you define animism is the ability to listen to (and perhaps talk with) animals and plants and rocks and water and every other member of the community of being.

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