Bouncing back. Under the best of circumstances that's what we humans do when we stumble in life. If we're fortunate, we get up, dust ourselves off, and move on. And hasn't nature taught us this lesson many times over, as when forests destroyed by fire manage miraculously to rejuvenate? The poet W. H. Auden put it well: “Healing is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.” And that's also what we hear from Scott Turner.
In addition to his duties as the director of web communications at Brown University, Scott Turner writes a weekly nature commentary for the Providence Journal. Turner is a former land manager, park ranger and science writer. He lives in Providence with his wife and two children.