Sunday, January 13, 2008


I have been in bed most of the day reading a beautiful, true book. My sister gave it to her closest female friends and relatives for Christmas. And I know why; Terry Tempest Williams' book "refuge" is about women. The Great Salt Lake, our Earth, the environment, wildlife, birds, government, $$, authority, Mormonism, spirituality, family, Utah, nuclear testing, lies, cancer, and death are all told through the experience of a woman and thus of all women. I recognized her life and felt love, grief, isolation, and rage along with her. My connection to everyone, to everything, and to myself has benefitted from this life affirming, true story. I highly recommend this book.

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