The faster one goes, the more strain there is on the senses, the more they fail to take in, the more confusion they must tolerate or gloss over - and the longer it takes to bring the mind to stop in the presence of anything. Wendell Barry, "An Entrance to the Woods"
Start with the plants, follow their inquisitive growth, their running roots and rhizhomes, the widespread movements of their pollen and seeds, and an entire ecology of beings and becomings and comings undone will soon become perceptible. Get caught up in the involutionary momentum that propels these beings to get entangled in one another’s lives and you will soon start to perceive affective ecologies taking shape among the thicket of relations all around you.
—Natasha Myers, anthropologist
Natasha Myers, ‘How to Grow Livable Worlds: Ten Not-so-easy Steps’, in The World to Come, edited by Kerry Oliver Smith, Gainsville, FL, 2018, pp. 53–63.