If ever there was a poem for me, this is it. I stumbled upon it just the other day. Where ever you are Terry Tempest, thank you for hearing the words of my heart and writing them down.
I pray to the birds because I believe they will carry the messages of my heart upward.I pray to them because I believe in their existence, the way their songs begin and end each day~ the invocations and benedictions of the Earth. I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen. Terry Tempest