Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

Landscape, Language, Teaching, Wildness, Beauty, Imagination

Wild Waters, Langscape, and Stories About the Collective Human Experience


Birthday beauty.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you to all who reached out to connect on what’s been happening in my life. Each beautiful email, post, text, card lands in my heart in deep, profound ways. If I have not yet responded, please know how much you and your connecting means to me. I will respond. I am so grateful for our shared life paths. Writing that piece after months of holding, and your loving response, created slivers of peace absent before.

Wildly, just as I re-emerge into the world, our world is now self-isolating and retreating into itself. I hope this finds you and yours safe. In our family, kids are home, we are self-isolating, and working remotely.

I was delighted to receive an email from the editors of Terralingua‘s Langscape Magazine that they are now publishing pieces online with goal is to make their “digital repository of important stories about biocultural diversity freely available at this critical time in our collective human experience.” My article, “Wild Waters: Landscapes of Language” is now a part of those available collective human experiences.

Truth be told, I just love this piece. One of my favorites ever. Please find “Wild Waters”, and many more, here.

I am running again, which is a spirit saver. It is also when I compose many Dewdrops pieces. I am working on different pieces around cancer, COVID, teaching virtually, and Harry Potter. Will keep running and hopefully get those to you sooner, rather than later!

Much love,


                                        Making videos for faculty and students.


Author: Dawn Wink

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination.

5 thoughts on “Wild Waters, Langscape, and Stories About the Collective Human Experience

  1. Pingback: Exploring Language, Landscape, Wildness, Beauty, Imagination | Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

  2. Dear Dawn, One of the most moving and beautifully written essays I have ever read. Goosebumps.

    I love Edie’s closing, “Bugs & fishes”. I suspect it has some meaning known only to the two of you. 🙂

    Lindy Barnes

    • Dear Lindy,
      Thank you ever so much for this. Coming from you, this really means the world to me!
      I look forward to our connecting on all.
      Much love,

  3. Just so you know, you may not be the reason I chose SFCC, but you are the reason I keep coming back. I am so grateful for your guidance, but most especially for the example you have set. I recently found and reread my field experience notebook and it re-inspired me! Thanks to all your support and positivity, even the worst of days aren’t really that bad and I find the motivation to keep at it with the confidence it’s worth the struggle and I am on the right path. May you continue to walk in beauty!

    Bugs & fishes,

    • Dear Edie,
      I can’t tell you how much all you write here means to me. Goes straight to my heart! Thank you and thank you for taking the time to write. You inspire me!
      Much love, bugs, and fishes,

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