Body and Mind
Show me a man or woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call “society.” Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare.
The mare saw two of her herdmates die when she was captured. One, an exhausted gray stallion, fell and broke his neck in the trailer; the other, a chestnut foal, only weeks old, was chased until its leg fractured, and it had to be euthanized. That was the first this mare knew of our kind. Of our kindness.
The breakfast rush was hitting its peak when we learned about the dead woman lying not far from Table Four.
Louisa Willcox & David Mattson On The Plight Of Grizzly Bears
Do we want a deeper, richer relationship with nature, or do we want to just kill everything and live through our smartphones?