I Pray to the Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams

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 each day — the invocations and benedictions of 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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