“Let’s value what’s really most important. This interconnection between us is what makes the world go round,” said Moving Art director Louie Schwartzberg in an interview during The Harmonic Convergence.
“We need for our economy, and we need it for our mental health. Once you understand how everything is connected, you are going to care about everybody and everything. That’s what we all need to flourish together as one big family.”
When did you realize we are all connected? Nature’s patterns are one way to receive this cosmic revelation.
The Fibonacci sequence, or the Golden Ratio, is a naturally occurring pattern that creates a spiral. It is found everywhere from ferns and nautilus shells to galaxies, and has inspired a generation of artists and scientists to study our interconnected nature.
This Phenomenal Life
In her new This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe, author Misha Maynerick Blaise takes readers on a fantastical but entirely factual journey through nature, where everyone and everything is connected.
“Every single atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, and we share the same biochemical basis of life with all living beings on Earth, from a single-celled amoeba to a giant blue whale,” Blaise writes.
Each page is brimming with hand-drawn images, vibrant colors, and perfectly crafted facts that stick in your mind for days.
One page proclaims in delightfully swooping font, “A single scoop of soil contains more species of fungi, protozoa, and bacteria than there are plants and vertebrate animals in all of North America.”
Ranging from galactic facts about stardust to the microbial clouds that surround every human being, Blaise presents a vision of harmony that asks readers to see the world in a new way.
With stunningly unique illustrations and pithy captions that will blow your mind, This Phenomenal Life offers a portal into greater connectedness with nature. Blaise is working at the height of her creativity, combining an incredibly engaging visual style with educational value that readers of all ages can enjoy.
““When we understand our total interconnection with nature and other humans, it will be easy to adopt policies and lifestyles that promote the well-being of the Earth and its citizens,” she writes, reminding us of the profound connection we all share.
Including diverse depictions of human life, and uplifting the sacred connections between all living things, This Phenomenal Life is exactly the kind of book we need right now.