"If I now click pebbles together to make the stones chat, is that the same as the time that Susie did it?"
Mark Leahy 2017
Two stones on the wrack-line stand out -- one has a seaweed quiff. I pocket both.
I see a fence post. Few Stonechats can resist a fence post to sing from.
My hands perch on the post and chink the stones together.
The stones talk, speak, as Stonechats speak. Being takes on a certain Stonechat-ness.
I am Stonechat now.
I fly off.
This is how things are
Joint actions and activities focused on creating dialogue between the human and nonhuman, often through oblique strategies such as mimicry and hiding.
*Photo by Megan Calver