Posted by: aboutalbion | March 30, 2020

Nature as therapy and medicine

I note with appreciation two quotations from the current edition of “The Big Issue” in an article by broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough, at the age of 93.

“In times of crisis, the natural world is a source of both joy and solace. The natural world produces the comfort that can come from nothing else. And we are part of the natural world. If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves.”

and

“The plain fact is that every mouthful of food you eat comes from the natural world. There’s no food that nourishes you that doesn’t come from the natural world. Every lungful of air that you take is refined by the natural world, oxygen breathed out by plants. If you can’t breathe and you can’t eat, you don’t exist.”

[per The Guardian, 30 March 2020]


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