Reading to write

Jennifer Kingsley
January 18, 2018

I’m writing these days, which means reading too. From Wade Davis: “… the myriad of cultures of the world are not failed attempts at modernity, let alone failed attempts to be us. They are unique expressions of the human imagination and heart, unique answers to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?”

From “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World” by Wade Davis.

This is part of the Lorino Reindeer Brigade. Out on the tundra with us in Chukotka, Russia.

Here’s the rest of Davis’ passage for those who want more: “When asked this question, the cultures of the world respond in 7,000 different voices, and these collectively comprise our human repertoire for dealing with all the challenges that will confront us as a species for the next 2,500 generations, even as we continue this never-ending journey.”

Photo by Eric Guth

Reindeer hunters in Russia.