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I Pray To The Birds   1 comment

Mockingbird Silouette-72Mockingbird Silhouette by kenne

“I pray to the birds because
 they remind me of what I love
rather 
than what I fear.
And at the end of my prayers,
they teach me how to listen.” 
― Terry Tempest Williams

Capturing The Moment — Desert Grass   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Desert Grass Image by kenne 

It’s Strange How Deserts Turn Us into Believers

by Terry Tempest Williams

I believe in walking in a landscape of mirages,
because you learn humility.

I believe in living in a land of little water,
because life is drawn together.

And I believe in the gathering of bones
as a testament to spirits that have moved on.

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place
that allows us to remember the sacred.

Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert
is a pilgrimage to the self.

There is no place to hide and so we are found.

One of my favorite desert poems.

kenne

Italian Springs 2013Image by kenne

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