By Terry Tempest Williams
"Shards of glass can lower and wound or enlarge a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the wonderful thing about being introduced together." starting from Ravenna, Italy, the place she learns the traditional paintings of mosaic, to the yank Southwest, the place she observes prairie canines on the point of extinction, to a small village in Rwanda the place she joins genocide survivors to construct a memorial from the rubble of battle, Williams searches for which means and group in an period of actual and non secular fragmentation.
In her compassionate meditation on how nature and people either collide and fasten, Williams affirms a reverence for all lifestyles, and constructs a story of hopeful acts, taking that that's damaged and developing whatever complete.
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THEO: Do you actually need to give up to a squirrel? SARAH: Who was once the president who acknowledged, “I won't surrender”? i feel it used to be in the course of the warfare of 1812. THEO: George Bush. SARAH: That was once sturdy, Theo. first-class. 3:45 P. M. Western tanager in ponderosa: purple head, yellow physique, black wings. 4:00 P. M. arrange surrounding at Burrow N9. The wind is relentless this day. there were again and again while I fearful the plywood wall could fly off. Wind is donning. The chinese language say it robs you of your chi, power. 5:00 P. M. seize check—nada. 5:45 P. M. Turkey vulture hovering over the North Pole. under the influence of alcohol flight. Twelve infants trapped this present day. 7:00 P. M. nonetheless no signal of Madame #RR6 at the present time. P puppy #35 is grooming her infants, one after the other. he's so nurturing and conscious of those domestic dogs. Take down atmosphere at Burrows NF and N9. Wind. Wind. Wind. Did I point out the W-I-N-D? A male mountain bluebird within the night mild is a superb turquoise. 7:50 P. M. Theo spots this year’s first instance of communal nursing. he's ecstatic over the radio. “Five infants are suckling on P puppy quantity sixty nine now. ” John is seeing the communal nursing besides. infants appear to want approximately ten days aboveground prior to they begin nursing communally. Theo’s infants are the oldest. Very quiet out the following within the North extended family. 8:00 P. M. No signal of Madame Head extensive aside or #RR6. Or Unmarked P puppy or P puppy #24, pass over #70, R31, or P puppy #21. Theo is giving us a reside account at the radio of the communal nursing, blow by means of blow, or extra correctly, suck via suck. Skunky, one of many lactating women below Alyssa’s watch, has no infants. John fears they have been killed by way of P puppy #21 alias Jeffrey Dahmer. the explanation he suspects this is why she is not any longer spending the evening within the burrow the place she gave start. 8:05 P. M. P puppy #R31 down, Burrow 8T at 8:10 P. M. P puppy #24 up with hay, now down. 8:30 P. M. John tells us we will cross domestic early. beautiful gentle bathing over the plateau. nine June 04 Theo and that i walked right down to the North Pole and set twelve traps. i'm going to fee them this morning at 10:00 A. M. this present day we hope to eventually trap the final unmarked infants of Madame #70. it's been the focal point of my week’s paintings, to no avail. the day before today, the doggies popped up in Burrow N9, suddenly. sunlight cresting over the ponderosa woodland. i need to notice the hours while the blue flax open. a few are already opening—7:30 A. M. So the unwanting soul Sees what’s hidden, and the ever-wanting soul see’s simply what it wishes. secret of all mysteries The door to the hidden. TAO TE CHING Prairie canine include mystery—aboveground and under. How do we even start to understand their international as they do? 7:45 A. M. #RR6 seems to be. solid morning, Madame #RR6, Burrow 9W at 7:45 A. M. solid morning, young children #RR6x, all four, Burrow 9W at 7:46 A. M. strong morning, P puppy #24, Burrow north of 9F at 7:48 A. M. sturdy morning, Madame Head large aside, Burrow 974 at 7:50 A. M. solid morning, P puppy #35, Burrow NZ at 7:50 A. M. Wind deciding upon up, violet-green swallows crisscrossing the sky above the Village. #RR6 ran north presently upon waking.