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BirdNote: Terry Tempest Williams Reads from Refuge

Copyright Rick Schafer

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. Author Terry Tempest Williams, having lost her mother to cancer, begins to mend in the company of birds and nature. Here is a paraphrase from Terry's book, Refuge: There is a holy place in the salt desert, where egrets hover like angels. It is a cave near the lake where water bubbles up from inside the earth. Pictographs of waterbirds decorate the interior of the cave. Herons, egrets, and cranes. Human figures dance wildly. I kneel at the spring and drink. This is the secret den of my healing.

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