Derrick Jensen is a longtime grassroots environmentalist and is the author of more than 25 books, including A Language Older than Words, and The Culture of Make Believe.
In this episode, Derrick reads his essay, Pretend You Are a River, and we discuss how to listen to nature.
You can find more of Derrick’s writing at his web site: http://www.derrickjensen.org/
“So many indigenous people have said to me that the fundamental difference between Western and indigenous ways of being is that even the most open-minded westerners generally view listening to the natural world as a metaphor, as opposed to the way the world really is. Trees and rocks and rivers really do have things to say to us.”
— Derrick Jensen, What We Leave Behind
Original music by Eric Freeman.