If ever we needed to remember our love of the earth, it is now. I like George Eliot’s hypothesis that our love of it is anchored in our childhood experience of it.

Get your kids – or yourselves – down to the park or into the country, and start kicking up the autumn leaves or hiding behind trees.

‘We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.’


Source: George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (London: Oxford University Press, 1963), p. 40

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