Some people are thrill-seekers. They jump from planes, chase bad guys, or cross against the light. Not me. I am an astonishment-seeker. I live for that unique bright-light instant when I am truly and profoundly astonished.
It happened the day I glimpsed a wild Indian elephant miraculously emerge, ghost-like, from the Sri Lankan woods. It happened the first time I looked through my own telescope and beheld a gleaming silver jewel that was Saturn. I was astonished when I learned that the canopy of the redwood forest, some 300 feet in the air, is home to an entire ecosystem–a land actually–that includes grass, blueberry bushes, frogs, and small ponds.
I write to bring these astonishing moments, bits of science, and brief encounters to light. It’s my way of taking readers on my own personal tour of the world.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
City Creatures Blog posts:
- City Essentials: 6 Things to Pack When You Move There for the First Time
- The Pigeon Diaries
- Mindful Acts of Pesticide
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful
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