Maybe we will be better human beings when we begin to see all the other things a place is besides all the things we think it is or wanted it to be. --Brian Doyle

The Greatest Nature Essay Ever

The Greatest Nature Essay Ever

Sep 24, 2022-- "The Greatest Nature Essay ever would begin with an image so startling and lovely and wondrous that you would stop riffling through the rest of the mail, take your jacket off, sit down at the table, adjust your spectacles, tell the dog to lie down, tell the kids to make their own sandwiches for heavenssake, thats why god gave you hands, and read straight through the piece, marveling that you had indeed seen or smelled or heard exactly that, but never quite articulated it that way, or seen or heard it articulated that way, and you think, man, this is why I read nature essays, to be startled and moved like that, wow." What follows is a brief and beautiful piece by the late writer Brian Doyle. (2408 reads)


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