A few years ago National Geographic Adventure left the world of print media and went digital; it hasn’t been the same since. Thankfully though, it’s West Coast editor Steve Casimiro kept the spirit alive via his site / blog Adventure Journal.

Last week Adventure Journal featured a short, but pithy, piece by climber Andy Kirkpatrick: The Powerful Risk of the Monkey’s Call. Kirkpatrick explores the human connection necessary to survive and thrive. Whether by monkey call’s at the base of El Capitan, a text on the way home from work, or gentle touch on the shoulder at the end of a long day, we all need ‘call and response’.

“Each of us, when we make our single monkey call into the night, needs to know that it will be heard, and there will be a reply.”

Check out Kirkpatrick’s piece and consider your own call and response.