A Sense of Place

I was listening to a podcast put out by “To The Best of Our Knowledge” by Public Radio International and thought of you.  It is titled “Sense of Place” http://www.wpr.org/book/090524A.cfm Terry Tempest Williams is one of my favorite authors who writes about her sense of place and is interviewed on the show.  I enjoyed her writing in the book Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place and how she used the metaphor of the birds and rhythms of the earth as a reflection of her personal despair and joy.  This seems to relate to our work together since we have been creating with the metaphor of birds.  There is also an interesting discussion about the art of walking.  I want to start walking, much like what you do at the Bluff.  You had asked in our collaborative book about what birds I see in my neighborhood, guessing that I see egrets.  On a walk around the pond on my street I caught this egret (and a heron) with my camera.

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Walking appeals to me because it offers the opportunity to teach myself to be in the present moment (rather than my past or future), understand the land’s history, and experience a sense of peace and quiet (which is rare in a house with two young boys!).

Tell me about your walks and post a picture of something that has inspired you to enjoy the present moment.

I am sending out our book tomorrow.  I was going to post a picture of it, but I would like you to post a picture when you get it and tell me about your response to it.  The page I created is dedicated to wishes and hopes.

Tina

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