If only there were “Here Thanks To Nature” tags attached to everything everywhere as a reminder that our very lives are utterly and completely dependent on nature — not technology…

I would feel more optimistic

about a bright future for man

if he spent less time proving

that he can outwit Nature

and more time

tasting her sweetness

and respecting her seniority.

~~ E. B. White

“Coon Tree” (1956-06-14), The Points of My Compass: Letters from the East, the West, the North, the South (1962); reprinted in Essays of E.B. White (1977)


bright future of man

Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White
(July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

Husband, father
Naturalist, animal lover
Gentleman farmer
American essayist, columnist,
Poet and editor
Author of  The Elements of Style  Charlotte’s Web,  Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan

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 Words: ” …to resist a technological formula that is sterile”

—  Universal Well-Being And Planetary Considerations

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