In Part One of this week’s show, we talk with writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams about her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World. (Part Two, David Danelo talking about THE BORDER: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide, will appear as a separate podcast.)
Terry Tempest Williams starts MOSAIC in Italy, where she has gone for a workshop to learn the art of mosaic. She puts that learning to use later in Rwanda, where she helps survivors build a memorial to the victims of the Rwandan genocide in their small village. She bridges the two journeys with another journey to Utah to study the last wild prairie dog communities in America, communities that are part, she says, of a critical–and critically endangered–ecological mosaic. The mosaic that creates beauty out of brokenness is the theme Tempest Williams follows as she brings us on her remarkable journeys.