Archive for the ‘Rachel Carson’ Category

For the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
sunset

Once, when my daughter was about six or seven, I took her to the tide flats at low tide, just after dawn. For the longest time, we sat on our haunches with our eyes closed, listening to the beach breathe. It was one…

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No one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
jellyfish reflection

Here I am at three in the morning, three hours after Earth Day, unable to sleep, unwilling to let the sun come up without having excerpted Rachel Carson.

Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring (1962). In 1958 a friend wrote to her for…

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