Bachelor of Arts
School or Department
English – Literature
Faculty Mentor Department
Other English Language and Literature
How do we experience nature? In what way can we find ourselves at one with nature, immersed in the experience of nature, and still allow nature a level of healthy “otherness,” of individual separation? Writers, scientists, and lost people have long gone to the wilderness, to nature, in search of answers to life’s mysteries. In effect it has become a destination, a place apart from humans, where it exists only as a haven and place of meditation. Nature has lost its own individuality, its sense of presence as an entity in and of itself. When we seek nature in order to look for answers, to communicate with it as a guide for life, we fail to see it as an independent presence. Instead, there is the sense that nature speaks “human” and tells us all of its secrets, which, of course, relate to human beings; it is perceived as unlocked.
Honors College Research Project
Smith, Meg E., "The Communicability of Nature" (2016). Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers. 90.
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