Moss, climate, and deep time

This recent piece by Robin Wall Kimmerer takes a deep look at a forgotten part of life on Earth. She reminds us that “the laws of nature will bring us to our knees. And then perhaps we will see the mosses.”

Mosses, I think, are like time made visible. They create a kind of botanical forgetting. Shoot by tiny shoot, the past is obscured in green. That’s why we have stories, so we can remember.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Read Robin Wall Kimmerer’s full essay in Emergence Magazine

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