I hope you’re all having a great weekend. For the blog post for Monday, I’d like for you to write a response to the selection from the David Abram reading, The Spell of the Sensuous that can be found on Canvas, week 8. As we didn’t have too much time to get into the discussion on Friday, we’ll continue to focus on Abram on Monday. I was planning on having you read the short selection from Annie Dillard for Monday as well (as indicated on the syllabus) but see now that the scan of that reading never actually made it’s way onto Canvas. We can include that one for later.
For Monday, respond to Abram and think through ways that you can relate to some of his focus on the senses and on the interconnectedness between humans and the more-than-human world. Have you had an experience at all like his with the condor or with the spiders in the cave? In response to his word of warning in his preface about how we filter so much through technology now….how do you think your relationship to the sensuous world around you would change if suddenly you weren’t attached to your smart phone?