Inspiration: Wildwood

My final post on inspiration behind ‘Space to Move’. I love this book. At the heart of it Roger Deakin writes beautifully on how important trees are to our culture and our lives. The wood is where we go to ‘grow, learn and change’.

Roger Deakin: Wildwood

“The Chinese count wood as the fifth element and Jung considered trees an archetype. Nothing can compete with these larger-than-life organisms for signalling the changes in the natural world. They are our barometers of the weather and the changing of the seasons. We tell the time of year by them. Trees have the capacity to rise to the heavens and connect us to the sky, to endure, to renew, to bear fruit and to burn and keep us warm through winter.”

Inspiration: Nature Cure

In an attempt to give you a taste of ‘Space to Move’ I am posting some of the writing and images that inspired the workshop. First up is a quote by Richard Mabey from Nature Cure.

“We constantly refer back to the natural world to discover who we are. Nature is the most potent source of metaphors to describe and explain our behaviour and feelings. It is the root and the branch of much of our language. We sing like birds, blossom like flowers, stand like oaks, eat like gluttons, breed like rabbits and generally behave like animals.”