The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Rita Townsend is a longtime student of Buddhism and a lover of words and other wild things. She recently returned to her native habitat in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
I reached again, beyond the orange bill, behind the round eyes, and slid my hand lightly down his delicate downy neck. He stood absolutely still. I could almost feel a sigh in him, and I passed my hand again and again down this fragile stem of life, then out onto the fan of feathers across his back, the narrow spiny ridges and silken expanse.