We need to get out of our heads to understand ourselves. For we are not brains in vats of skull, we are animals, dynamically entangled with the world around us. Where do you stop and where does the world around you begin? Not at the skull, and not even at the limits of the body.
— Alva Noë
Like the way the apple peel
holds the apple’s sweet. Like how
living skin holds bones and flesh. Like
ice on the river. Like frosting
around cake. Like crinkly brown paper
under the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Or better, as wild yeast holds
bread—giving it everything
and then becoming bread.