Re-reading a favourite book – Born Free. How thick is the line between our civilisation & nature? A classic question in Adamson’s account of her relationship with Elsa, a lioness cub. An Oscar-winning movie in 1960. Questions posed in this book haunt our society as we struggle to respect the boundaries of other inhabitants of Earth.
Joy Adamson’s story of a lion cub in transition between captivity in which she’s raised & the fearsome wild to which she’s returned captures the abilities of both humans & animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between radically different worlds.