We name our experiences through our thoughts and feelings, but these cognitive processes are caused by our senses. Naming our experiences through our senses, however, extends into a deeper and more complex process. Relationships are the theme of our time, and we as humans have appreciated them differently throughout time. The three most important steadfast relationships are ourself, place, and global community.
Humans can have relationships because we have evolved as a species to be able to do so. Our relationship to nature extends past our relationship to other humans, for our basis of life began as the basis of life itself: a cell. Our consumption of nutrients fuels this interconnection of nature and human life. When we drink the water here at Colby, 70% of our body (because our body is made up of 70% H2O) becomes Colby. Just like the food we consume from Sodexo becomes apart of our bodies tissues. Not only is this following the saying “You are what you eat” but it shows the deeply rooted relationship humans have with nature.