We Are Human Animals
This is a book I wrote and illustrated about our lives as early homo sapiens, before farming, when we lived as part of nature.
We are human animals
We grew up in the wilds
We got up with the sun each day
And went to bed when it got dark
The seasons were our calendar
We knew our world so well
Everything we had we made
Everything we ate we picked or caught
Some animals became our friends
Others were our food
Some thought that we were their food!
And some we worshipped
The sun and moon were mysteries
The stars our guiding lights
We played music
We had clothes
We wore jewellery
We made art
We made up names for all of it
Every creature, thought and flower
This was tens of thousands of years ago
We are still human animals.