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15th Featured Thinker: Alex Rykken

This week we welcome Alex Rykken as our 15th Wilderness Thinker with two essays from her recently published book, The Place Where Wilderness Dreams.

Alex describes her essays:

“In the Time of Rivers and Wolves” speaks to the intrinsic workings of the natural world as the core of who we are. Interrelationship, community, balance, spirit, are just words if we forget the ultimate value of the more than human world in our conversations.

“If You Go to the Mountain Take Only a Little of Yourself” honors the importance of gesture, of listening, being quiet; this essay honors the mystic, the private one within us all. This essay honors the mountain and her wild inhabitants; their words, their voices are our words, our voices uncovered.

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