There was time when it never occurred to me to think about “seeing.” In fact, I never thought consciously about the way my vision affected my perception of the world on a social, cultural, and political level. When I think about contextualizing these experiences that are so integral to many experiences of others, I think about the language it takes to communicate them. The language of nature that so many of us are keenly aware of is a visual and sensory one that speaks so eloquently to each of us in a subjective way; for myself I know these experiences go farther back than I can remember. Class status and ancestral histories are affected; it is what makes relationships to the landscape so important for it defines a “culture of place.” Our engagement with nature is at such a cultural and political level that it is extremely rare to find a person that is not impacted by their own natural history of upbringing; our memory is evidence of how our bodies act as an archive of our experiences. It is defined in the way that a line can be drawn in the earth; where people can be labeled as “the other” and yet, still co-exist in the same region, country, or neighborhood.