Reblog: Walking from Harvesting Hecate

Andrea Stephenson, a librarian in the UK, has written the blog I wished I had had the eloquence to write.  She loves walking in nature; it grounds her.  She expresses how it might feel if she were not white.

English Woods

From her post (not the beginning)

I take it for granted that I can walk where I want to walk without needing to have an explanation. I take it for granted that I belong in this space, that I belong in nature and should have a relationship with it. When I walk, I draw on memory, history, past and present to find my place in the world. Very occasionally I’ve felt vulnerable, as a woman alone, but in general I don’t think twice about my safety. Somehow I feel no harm will come to me among nature.

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4 thoughts on “Reblog: Walking from Harvesting Hecate”

  1. This a thoughtful piece. Thank you for reposting it. We are finally being forced — thanks to the intersection of the CoVid lockdown and the heightened racial tensions — to think outside of our bubbles. I am optimistic enough to sense progress waiting ahead but cynical enough to expect it to be more limited than we hope for. Andrea has helped by framing her comments in the context of the larger bubble, nature, where we all have a home.

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