John Muir: Inner and Outer Connectivity

The outside within

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.

~John Muir,  in John of the Mountains:  The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

ES for Future Generations

child and tiger

Child with a tiger's fearless heart. From 100,000 tigers in the wild a century ago, to 3,200 today, how many will remain for our grandchildren? (Photographer: Katja Original: DeviantArt)

Imagine

There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became;
And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of
the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.

The early lilacs became part of this child,
And grass, and white and red morning-glories, and white and red clover,
And the song of the phoebe-bird…

– Walt Whitman

As the International Year of the Tiger winds to a close, tigers in the wild are still on the brink with only 3200 left in the wild. Leonardo di Caprio is now helping spearhead a WWF campaign to save them.

The case of the tiger is one of many instances of a loss in biodiversity in biodiversity that could be prevented through PES.