Towards a re-wildering of our sensual and physical world

Michaela Vieser

illustration by Mimi Robson/ Lissome Magazine

This Essay first appeared in the Rewilding Issue of The Lissome Magazine with illustrations by Mimi Robson.

“A bay is a noun only if water is dead. When bay is a noun, it is defined by humans, trapped between its shores and contained by the word. But the verb wiikwegamaa — to be a bay — releases the water from bondage and lets it live. “To be a bay” holds the wonder that, for this moment, the living water has decided to shelter itself between these shores, conversing with cedar roots and a flock of baby mergansers. Because…

Michaela Vieser

Nature Writing. Science. Senses. Sacred. Sound.

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