Sara Jacobovici in Humans, Nature and Creativity, The Tree of Life, beBee in English Owner • Creative Arts Therapies Services Oct 15, 2016 · 1 min read · 1.2K

Humans, Nature and Creativity*

Humans, Nature and Creativity*Image credit: Colourbox

“Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.”
 Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces

*Humans, Nature and Creativity ·Member

This hive is for buzzes that re-create the connections between people and nature, as people are nature.

Why Humans? The word humans is derived from humous - from the earth, hence, this hive and the connection between humans and  nature.
Why Creativity? Because nature is one big creation, humans are born to create, and creativity is the number one capability to create our future now.

I believe that the above quote fits the hive's criteria:
The author, Anne Michaels, has creatively and beautifully described an important connection between humans and nature; memory

@Deb Lange has taken on a wonderful initiative in starting this Hive.  I look forward to the interesting shares and exchanges.

Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #11

#10 I have been looking back on what I have written over the years and looking at what is happening now in the world. I am uncovering some great sense sights to share and for posing new questions. Talk again soon.

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Ali Anani Oct 16, 2016 · #10

#8For @Deb Lange to write few consecutive comments means her true absorption of the idea of this buzz. I am not less so. I love your term "a sense sight"- simple and powerful.

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Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #9

Dear @Sara Jacobovici thank-you for sharing a wonderful quote from Anne Michaels, " ....A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.” And we collectively have shared history, a shared present and a shared future. Places like beBee are helping us share those memories and collective create our future.

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Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #8

#2 @Ali Anani I am so happy you share both the scientific research that nature is a part of humans, therefore, are humans a part of nature, as well as the rich metaphors and images that you share that evoke new insights and sense-sights. (my new word - a sense sight when we sense and experience something, as distinct from thinking about something intellectually. I am playing with it at the moment to sense what happens!!

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Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #7

#4 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - you mention our capacity to be self-reflective, such a critical skill to learn or re-learn if we have become to busy in doing, and not pausing in the moment to reflect, not just on what we just did, but what we have been experiencing in our selves and within our relationships with people and nature.

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Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #6

#1 What a profound and beautiful quote @Chas Wyatt. "Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." and so are we, when is all of nature, that includes us, when we lean in and listen to both self and other.

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Deb Lange Oct 16, 2016 · #5

I imagine as we shift the conversation to seeing and experiencing humans as an inter-connected part of nature, not above nature, that we will surprise ourselves with what new insights and sense-sights we discover. Love this to be a place where we share not only what we have discovered, but our questions, what we don't know, the tensions we are in the middle of, and allow the new growth to unfold, like new buds opening up in spring.

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Sara Jacobovici Oct 15, 2016 · #4

#2 Looking forward to reading your next work @Ali Anani. You write, "When we study nature in fact we study us." This reminds me that we have the great capacity to be self-reflective, to ask why and to use these to learn about ourselves. How one dimensional would be the outcome of the learning be if we didn't study nature when we are learning about ourselves. Thank you for this important reminder Dr. Ali.

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