sensuous bodies

"When we attend to our experiences not as intangible minds but as sounding, speaking bodies, we begin to sense that we are heard, even listened to, by the numerous other bodies that surround us. Our sensing bodies respond to the eloquence of certain buildings and boulders, to the articulate motions of dragonflies. We find ourselves alive in a listening, speaking world." (Abram, 1996, p. 86; see also, Berry & Tucker, 2006; Harvey, 2006a; Redden, 2005; Smith, 2006)