A Modest Proposal: You Should Get to Be An Animal For Two Weeks Every Year

The kinkajou | Photo: Rebecca Yale via Getty Images

There’s a scene from the first episode of The Green Planet, David Attenborough’s latest nature series, that I’ve been compulsively watching. He’s telling the viewer how the balsa tree gets the kinkajou, a fruit-eating relative of the raccoon, to pollinate its flowers. “As night falls, the tree…

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Eve Peyser

Eve Peyser

nyc native living in the pnw. read my writing in the new york times, nymag, vice, and more.