Finding Beauty in a Broken World

By Terry Tempest Williams

"Shards of glass can lower and wound or amplify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the great thing about being introduced together." starting from Ravenna, Italy, the place she learns the traditional artwork of mosaic, to the yankee Southwest, the place she observes prairie canines near to extinction, to a small village in Rwanda the place she joins genocide survivors to construct a memorial from the rubble of struggle, Williams searches for that means and neighborhood in an period of actual and religious fragmentation.

In her compassionate meditation on how nature and people either collide and attach, Williams affirms a reverence for all existence, and constructs a story of hopeful acts, taking that that is damaged and developing anything entire.

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The prairie canines who inhabit the ghost city of Cisco are white-tailed prairie canine. 7:30 P. M. not anyone open air my window…yet RADIO speak exhibit John “Wetsuit” simply stole certainly one of his covers and took it into her burrow. That little thief! Madame Head extensive aside is out, now down Burrow 9T at 7:30 P. M. P puppy #35 is operating again, then down Burrow NZ at 7:31 P. M. #RR6, too, down Burrow 9W at 7:45 P. M. Deer strolling via Village—all quiet within the colony. Pygmy nuthatch, yellow-rumped warbler, black-capped chickadee. huge winds carrying on with. Tower creaking. close to 8:00 P. M. and Madame Head huge aside is again up, easily watching, strong on her haunches, sitting, now up on her legs dealing with the final gentle, her paws pressed jointly. eight June 04 this day Venus passes in entrance of the sunlight, the 1st time because 1886. it is going to swing in entrance back on 6 June 2012. Heaven and Earth aren’t humane… clever souls aren’t humane… Heaven and earth act as bellows: Empty but established, it strikes, inexhaustibly giving. TAO TE CHING 8:00 A. M. stable morning, P puppy #35, Burrow NZ at 7:33 A. M. strong morning, Madame Head broad aside, Burrow 9T at 7:35 A. M. reliable morning, P puppy #24, Burrow NW at 7:42 A. M. stable morning, p puppy infants, Burrow 9W at 7:50 A. M. Steller’s jay on tip-top of ponderosa pine, crest blowing in breeze. P puppy #24 appears like an outdated guy with watery eyes. The iris i've been ready to determine bloom has been eaten, certainly through deer. motive force of the upkeep truck rolls down the dust highway back. he's the person who spits on prairie canines, and every time he drives via now, he pretends he's taking pictures them. Haven’t visible Madame #RR6 this morning. P puppy #35 is particularly affectionate with #RR6’s infants, kissing them, rubbing noses with them. He disappears down Burrow 9W. i ponder if he's trying to find #RR6 besides? 11:45 A. M. No traps. No infants. a difficult morning. chilly. Windy. No motion. rattling, this wind. I pray this tower holds up. a piece disconcerting. Unmarked baby—OUT—12:07 P. M. at N9. The unmarked infants of Madame #70 have seemed in Burrows NJ, J8, N2, N1a, NA, N2, N7, N9, and 9L. 1:15 P. M. infants of Madame #70 are nonetheless up round Burrow N9. Madame Head huge Apart’s infants and Madame #RR6’s infants are stress-free within the the coloration. they're mendacity down on one another, a few sitting, their backs curled, paws resting on their little bellies. we've made up our minds that Madame #70 is utilizing as much as ten diverse burrow entrances. John acknowledged that he has documented as many as twenty-nine connecting burrows. John’s query is “Why such a lot of connections? ” it sort of feels to me for exactly the cause we're seeing—they won’t get trapped, actually and figuratively. The extra connecting burrows, the extra recommendations the prairie canine have for break out and retreat. 1:45 P. M. We stuff Burrow NF with orange cones. 2:10 P. M. activity accomplished. 3:00 P. M. catch check—nothing. RADIO speak exhibit JOHN: Am I allowed to give up? some of these tunnels are hooked up. THEO: Do you actually need to give up to a squirrel? SARAH: Who used to be the president who acknowledged, “I won't surrender”? i believe it used to be through the warfare of 1812.

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