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.