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The English-speaking side of this blog is sorely underpopulated… for now.

It was born in Spanish, and its original purpose was to serve as a complement to my book La Invención del Reino Vegetal (Ariel, 2015).

At its core, it all boils down to a single question:

What can our relationships with plants reveal about who we are?

Relationships are stories, a myriad stories that intersect, get entangled, drift apart, come together; they may follow different directions, the same direction.

When taken individually, they may appear confusing. Yet taken as a whole, we begin to see patterns emerging, recurring themes in the stories. Because although ‘tis certainly true that much can be learnt from the plants themselves, I believe these stories teach us even more about ourselves.

These are the stories I work with, the stuff my dreams are made of these days.

These are the stories I share in this blog.


Food & Gastronomy
[Series | Ugandan portraits] Musa-ings on the Mato(o)ke Mysteries, part 1: the kitchen
Musa-ings on the Mato(o)ke Mysteries, part 2: the forest


Scents & Perfumes | Sacred Botany
Of Perfumes & Gods: Olibanum in a flask
Art(s) & Symbolism
Les non-fleurs de Monsieur Monet
Book-a-Leafing: Renoir’s Garden

This is a rather pathetically small list, I know. It’ll get better though, I promise.

If you like what you’ve read so far, and would like to be notified when something new comes out (for example, an ebook about olibanum!), let me your email address at http://naturemeetsculturestories.com: )

(And if you happen to speak Spanish, I’d encourage you to visit the Spanish index.)