“Human beings are part of, not separate from the natural world. Human survival and mental health and personal fulfillment historically depended upon establishing a wholesome relationship with natural world. The human mind developed in relation to nature. Human culture developed within the context of a natural setting. Human beings are attracted to all that is alive and vital; we subconsciously seek connections with the rest of life. Because we come from the same world of animals, we enjoy being in their presence.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls