Prairie Dog Prays

prairie_dog_in_prayerJust before Thanksgiving last year, NPR interviewed Terry Tempest Williams, author of Finding Beauty in a Broken World. In part of the interview, Ms. Williams talked about prairie dogs.

She said: “I watched prairie dogs every day, rise before the sun, stand with their paws pressed together facing the rising sun in total stillness for up to 30 minutes,” says Williams. “And then I watched them at the end of the day take that same gesture. 30 minutes before the sun goes down they would press their palms together in perfect stillness. I don’t mean to anthropomorphize, but when you look at a creature that has survived over the millennium, begin and end each day in that kind of stance, it causes one to think about one’s own life and the speed and rapidity in which we live.”

Indeed! In peace and stillness, may we find our sacred center and each other, ONE being that we are..

Much love,