Two Hundred Years Begins Here

Patricia Wheeler

It’s a hopeful thing when scientists look to the land for knowledge, when they try to translate into mathematics the stories that water can tell. But it is not only science that we need if we are to understand. Lewis Thomas identified a fourth and highest form of language. That language is poetry. The data may change our minds, but we need poetry to change our hearts.

––Robin Wall Kimmerer (2004),
former Sitka Resident,
from “Interview with a Watershed”
a product of LTEReflections
at H.J. Andrews Forest