Of Spindle Cells and Whales…

This wonderful animation is part of a new consciousness in which many artists are devoting their skills to the human/animal bond. Thank you Jim Cummings of Acoustic Ecology (and board member of NatureStage) for passing this on!

On the eve of Thanksgiving, I’m feeling especially thankful for the gift of time to read, to create, to have meaningful discussions with people. I feel thankful to have enough to eat, to be literate, to have the cultural city of Boston at my doorstep and to be able follow my passion with naturestage. Thank you for reading this blog and for doing your part to stay informed, heart-centered and empathic.

In light of NatureStage’s mission, I thought many of you would find this article on “playing God with endangered species” particularly fascinating and thought-provoking. Make sure you read the comments!


About naturestage

Miranda Loud is the Founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit NatureStage based in Waltham, MA, and is an interdisciplinary artist - classical singer/organist/filmmaker/photographer and environmentalist. She writes about the vital need for education to include a more heart-centered approach to studying other species that leads to a sense of stewardship. Naturestage creates works that foster empathy and kinship with other species, using the emotional power of storytelling in different art forms, mainly film, photography and music. She is also a public speaker on art and social change. Her current projects include The One Language Project, Park Dreams, The Elephant Project, and Elephantasia which all use different art forms to encourage a mind shift in how we relate to other species by asking "How would the world be different if we viewed other species as someones instead of somethings? If, instead of drawing lines, we drew circles?"
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