Williams, Terry Tempest, “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place” (Vintage 2001)

What is it about the relationship of a mother that can heal or hurt us? Her womb is the first landscape we inhabit. It is here we learn to respond–to move, to listen, to be nourished and grow. In her body we grow to be human as our tails disappear and our gills turn to lungs” (50)

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