△ So you like getting out in and among nature?
I’ve never been one to go for walks, I find them very unproductive. But in lockdown, my mum loves to go for walks. And she would say, “Do you want to go for a walk? And I’d be like, “No, no, no.” Then there came a day, I was like, “Do you know what, Malachi? Stop fighting it. Just go for a walk.” This was out in Surrey and I just didn’t know how much I would appreciate that, being in nature and being around, because in the city we’re around so many dead things, just concrete and blocks and glass. And then you’re out in Surrey, and you’ve got the trees, nature, you’ve got life still happening, and you’ve got views that show you that life is bigger than you.
△ How so?
This world is a huge place, and you can see the stars at night and all of those things. And I was like, “OK.” I’ve always found that a humbling experience, being able to look at the vastness of nature and realise how small you are in comparison. And you realise all of this that was created was here before you were, and it will be here after you. And so, I’ve always found it a grounding experience just to be in nature, wherever that nature is. The stars at night, or whether it’s in the woods and just being able to touch the mud and feel some tree bark.