The birds

The following words are a meditation by Terry Tempest Williams called "I pray to the birds." They express my feelings about birds and Nature very well. The pictures are birds from my yard, except for the Great Egret, which I photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

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.


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