“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” (Mary Oliver, American Poet)
Community requires attention … Deep listening to each others stories … All four among Man’s oldest and most used discoveries.
What are the boundaries of community? Neighborhood? Town? The entire natural world? … As deep listening tracking is also community building … Dirt time builds the listening skills … This site is to help.
Stories … They sink in like rain on parched sand … Entertain and often carry hard-earned common sense gleaned from experience … Effective because they slake man’s in-built thirst for a good tale … Whose stories matter the most?
This site is intended to offer insights to tracking as four-dimensional illustrations (time is the 4th dimension), and as a seed to encourage others in the tracking community to continue developing illustrations revealing the concepts ever more clearly
– a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result, “the process of growth”
– a continuing natural or biological activity or function.
Tracks exist in the present moment, result from, and are processes. Is the fact these are processes, and the processes themselves fully revealed in the literature?
Tracks and trails extend backwards and forwards through time … is that adequately unveiled in the literature?
The information shared here was learned beginning with an introductory class with Tom Brown, Jr., from the other sources mentioned on this site’s reference page (there are many excellent non-fiction books about tracking), as a student in Wilderness Awareness School’s Kamana program, and in daily (mostly) sit spot time and tracking.
Blender 3D is the primary software used to create these illustrations. (Blender.org)