A Letter to Terry Tempest Williams
was so impressed by your essay, “The Clan of One-Breasted Women” (from
your book, Refuge). As a breast cancer survivor myself, I can
relate to the fear and finality that can set in with a cancer diagnosis.
And as a Hospice volunteer, I can also relate to your feeling of being a
“midwife to the rebirth of their souls” so elegantly put in this work.
know what it is like to witness death, and when any death is extremely
difficult for the victim and we know it could possibly have been avoided,
it is even more painful for everyone. I am filled with anger when there
is even a hint of a “suspicious” cause. Your personal reflections
absolutely can, and do, make a huge difference in inspiring the awareness
necessary to change and/or reverse the questionable handling of our
environment. That irresponsibility, as your work demonstrates, can have
loud noises created by your quiet pen definitely make a difference in our
universe. Seems to me all through history we have experienced the “power
of the mighty pen,” and I truly believe you are repeating that history.
you, thank you!