An organism exists for no other reason than that it is able to... The wonderful, almost transcendent thing about life on earth is that in order to so exist, organisms must relate to each other and to the earth itself.
Their [cats] effortless passing between the wild and domestic worlds suggests the kind of grace we need as a species to move between nature and culture.
Perhaps knowing one place intimately is to have a way of knowing all places.
Weeds are out most successful cultivated crop.
To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.