Taoist China´s integration of “civilization” and “nature” is summarized in an ideogram I/X, which refers to the patters of  the Cosmos. Those patterns include such things as veins in stone and ripples in water, the patterns of stars and seasonal progressions, life and death, the diverse array of the ten thousand thingsa nd their transofrmations, and finally, as another of those “natural” patterns, civilizaiton: cities and markets, goverment and philosophy, poetry and painting. When we see our human endeavor this way, as itself wild, we an see ourselves as integral to wild earth.